Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave his year-old cabinet a new look. Sources say the shuffle comes as the Canadian government prepares for the priorities of a new administration in Washington.
Trudeau, who formed the first gender equal cabinet fourteen months ago, maintained the gender parity following the shuffle. Fifteen women and 15 men make up Trudeau’s cabinet after the shuffle.
Minister Chrystia Freeland was appointed as Canada’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs, leaving the international trade portfolio to replace
Stéphane Dion who is leaving politics to take a diplomatic post. Also leaving politics is Immigration Minister John McCallum, who will be named Canada’s ambassador to China. MaryAnn Mihychuk will continue to serve as MP for Kildonan–St.Paul but will no longer serve as Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.
Trudeau’s cabinet includes three new faces including François-Philippe Champagne named Minister of International Trade (previously Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance), Karina Gould named Minister of Democratic Institutions (previously Parliamentary Secretary for International Development) and Ahmed Hussen named Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
Minister Jane Philpott remains the Minister of Health. Parliamentary Secretaries have yet to be named.
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