Here’s what you need to know right now – further analysis to follow.
This afternoon Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named the Cabinet he feels can help him successfully navigate a minority government.
5 Things You Need to Know
- The Prime Minister has named a Cabinet with 36 members – including 7 newcomers – and has maintained the gender balance amongst Ministers which he instituted in 2015.
- Bill Morneau has been reappointed as Minister of Finance and will begin preparing his 2020 Budget.
- Chrystia Freeland has been appointed as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and will have an important role ensuring provincial government voices are heard within the Federal Government.
- François-Philippe Champagne will be Canada’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs and will be charged with managing Canada’s role in the world as it seeks to win a coveted seat on the UN Security Council.
- BC MP Jonathan Wilkinson will be Canada’s new Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and will lead Canada’s efforts to meet global emission targets.
Significant New Faces
- Rookie MP Steven Guilbeault is the new Minister of Canadian Heritage.
- Oakville MP Anita Anand is the new Minister of Public Services and Procurement.
- Montreal MP Marc Miller will be the new Indigenous Services Minister.
- Toronto MP Marco Mendicino takes on the role of Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
- Ottawa-Vanier MP Mona Fortier takes on the new portfolio of Middle Class Prosperity.