Justin Trudeau unveiled a revamped cabinet at Rideau Hall, promoting five Liberals to the big table and shuffling five others into new portfolios. The new cabinet features 17 men and 17 women, plus Trudeau. Nearly half the cabinet is from Ontario, and eight ministers are from Quebec. Six ministers represent ridings west of Ontario, and six more hail from Atlantic provinces. The territories have no representation in cabinet.
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This is Trudeau’s new cabinet, starting with the ministers sworn in today at Rideau Hall.
New and shuffled ministers:
Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction
Former job: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health
Riding: Scarborough Southwest, Ont.
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Minister of International Trade Diversification
Former job: Minister of Natural Resources
Riding: Winnipeg South Centre, Man.
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Former job: Minister of International Trade
Riding: Saint-Maurice-Champlain, Que.
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Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie
Former job: Minister of Heritage
Riding: Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Que.
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Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade
Former job: Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
Riding: Beauséjour, N.B.
Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion
Former job: Member of Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, and member of Standing Committee on Natural Resources
Riding: Markham—Thornhill, Ont.
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
Former job: Chief Government Whip
Riding: Honoré-Mercier, Que.
Former job: Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Riding: Edmonton Mill Woods, Alta.
Former job: Deputy Government Whip
Riding: Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas, Ont.
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Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard
Former job: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Riding: North Vancouver, B.C.
The rest of cabinet:
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Riding: Mississauga-Malton, Ont.
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations
Riding: Toronto—St. Paul’s, Ont.
Minister of International Development
Riding: Compton-Stanstead, Que.
President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government
Riding: Kings-Hants, N.S.
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
Riding: Waterloo, Ont.
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
Riding: Quebec, Que.
Minister of Science and Sport
Riding: Etobicoke North, Ont.
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Riding: University-Rosedale, Ont.
Minister of Transport
Riding: Notre-Dame-de-Grâce-Westmount, Que.
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Riding: Regina-Wascana, Sask.
Minister of Democratic Institutions
Riding: Burlington, Ont.
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
Riding: Thunder Bay-Superior North, Ont.
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Riding: York South-Weston, Ont.
Minister of National Revenue
Riding: Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Que.
Minister of Agriculture
Riding: Cardigan, P.E.I.
Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Riding: Ottawa Centre, Ont.
Minister of Status of Women
Riding: Peterborough, Ont.
Minister of Finance
Riding: Toronto Centre, Ont.
Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence
Riding: St. John’s South-Mount Pearl, N.L.
Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Minister of Health
Riding: Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, N.B.
Minister of Indigenous Services
Riding: Markham-Stouffville, Ont.
Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility
Riding: Delta, B.C.
Minister of National Defence
Riding: Vancouver South, B.C.
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Riding: Vancouver Granville, B.C.
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