MP Arnold served as Shadow Minister for Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard for Her Majesty’s Official Opposition from November 2019 through August 2020. MP Arnold also served as Deputy Shadow Minister for Fisheries and the Vice-Chair of the BC – Yukon Conservative Caucus during the 42nd Parliament.
With volunteer work being a priority Mel has been able to contribute his skills and knowledge into the North Okanagan – Shuswap business and not-for-profit sectors. As a volunteer board member of the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce, President of Shuswap Pro-Development Association and multi year member of the Shuswap Daybreak Rotary Club Mel has actively contributed to the local communities.
Mel was raised on a family dairy farm in Notch Hill BC near Shuswap Lake. He and Linda, his wife of 41 years, enjoy taking part in the tremendous outdoor recreation opportunities the North Okanagan – Shuswap offers and spending family time with their daughter and son in law who reside in Calgary
As a family man, businessman, and long-time volunteer, Mel is familiar with the various challenges facing Canadians.