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Canada: Prime Minister Trudeau unveils new cabinet

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Prime Minister welcomes new Cabinet

October 26, 2021
Ottawa, Ontario

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the members of Cabinet following this fall’s election, when Canadians chose to keep Canada moving forward. This diverse team will continue to find real solutions to the challenges that Canadians face, and deliver on a progressive agenda, as we finish the fight against COVID-19 and build a better future for everyone.

The past year and a half has been difficult for Canadians. We have all made sacrifices to keep each other and our communities safe from COVID-19, and the Government of Canada has had people’s backs every step of the way. As we continue to take strong action to beat the pandemic and get the job done on the vaccine rollout, the government will keep putting Canadians first and delivering on their priorities. We will create new jobs and grow the middle class, put home ownership back in reach for Canadians, accelerate our fight against climate change, deliver on $10-a-day child care, and walk the shared path of reconciliation. Together, we will continue to move Canada forward for everyone.

The new Cabinet is appointed as follows:

Chrystia Freeland remains Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
Omar Alghabra remains Minister of Transport
Anita Anand becomes Minister of National Defence
Carolyn Bennett becomes Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health
Marie-Claude Bibeau remains Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
Bill Blair becomes President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness
Randy Boissonnault becomes Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance
François-Philippe Champagne remains Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
Jean-Yves Duclos becomes Minister of Health
Mona Fortier becomes President of the Treasury Board
Sean Fraser becomes Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Karina Gould becomes Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
Steven Guilbeault becomes Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Patty Hajdu becomes Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario
Mark Holland becomes Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
Ahmed Hussen becomes Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion
Gudie Hutchings becomes Minister of Rural Economic Development
Marci Ien becomes Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth
Helena Jaczek becomes Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
Mélanie Joly becomes Minister of Foreign Affairs
Kamal Khera becomes Minister of Seniors
David Lametti remains Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Dominic LeBlanc becomes Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities
Diane Lebouthillier remains Minister of National Revenue
Lawrence MacAulay remains Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence
Marco E. L. Mendicino becomes Minister of Public Safety
Marc Miller becomes Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations
Joyce Murray becomes Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
Mary Ng becomes Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development
Seamus O’Regan Jr. becomes Minister of Labour
Ginette Petitpas Taylor becomes Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Carla Qualtrough remains Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion
Pablo Rodriguez becomes Minister of Canadian Heritage and remains Quebec Lieutenant
Harjit S. Sajjan becomes Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada
Pascale St-Onge becomes Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
Filomena Tassi becomes Minister of Public Services and Procurement
Dan Vandal becomes Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada, and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
Jonathan Wilkinson becomes Minister of Natural Resources

Quote
“Canadians need a strong and diverse Cabinet to deliver on their priorities and keep Canada moving forward for everyone. This team will finish the fight against COVID‑19, deliver on $10-a-day child care, help Canadians find a home of their own, tackle the climate crisis, and continue to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Together, we will work tirelessly to build a better future for all Canadians.”

The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Quick Facts
The new Cabinet consists of the Prime Minister and 38 ministers. In keeping with the precedent set in 2015, there is an equal number of women and men.
The Government of Canada will provide support to the new portfolios as follows:
The Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities will be supported by the Privy Council Office and Infrastructure Canada.
The Minister for Women, Gender Equality and Youth will be supported by Women and Gender Equality Canada, with additional support from Canadian Heritage and Employment and Social Development Canada.
The President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness will be supported by the Privy Council Office and Public Safety Canada.
The Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development will be supported by Global Affairs Canada, with additional support from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.
The Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion will be supported by Canadian Heritage, Women and Gender Equality Canada, and Infrastructure Canada.
The Minister of Rural Economic Development will be supported by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.
The Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance will be supported by the Department of Finance Canada with additional support from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Canada

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