Fast Facts – Federal Cabinet Shuffle

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

  1. 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.
  2. Bill Morneau has been reappointed as Minister of Finance and will begin preparing his 2020 Budget.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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