On November 21st, 2019, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his cabinet for the 43rd Parliament. With the minority Government in mind and the lack of elected government seats in the west, he was strategic in his cabinet selection, keeping some Minister’s in place, moving other’s to new portfolio’s and adding some new members to the cabinet.
Once again, the PM has selected to ensure that his cabinet is half male and half female, with eighteen out of thirty-six Ministers being female. A decision that I applaud, ensuring that there is an equal voice and opportunity for all MPs, regardless of gender.
The Ministers and files that most impact the IBEW and our various sectors are as follows:
- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs – Chrystia Freeland
- Minister of Public Services and Procurement – Anita Anand
- Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry – Navdeep Bains
- Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth – Bardish Chagger
- Minister of Foreign Affairs – Francois-Philippe Champagne
- President of the Treasury Board – Jean-Yves Duclos
- Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance – Mona Fortier
- Minister of Transport – Marc Garneau
- Minister of International Development – Karina Gould
- Minister of Health – Patty Hajdu
- Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence – Lawrence MacAulay
- Minister of Infrastructure and Communities – Catherine McKenna
- Minister of Finance – Bill Morneau
- Minister of Natural Resources – Seamus O’Regan
- Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion – Carla Qualtrough
- Minister of National Defence – Harjit Sajjan
- Minister of Labour – Filomena Tassi
- Minister of Environment and Climate Change – Jonathan Wilkinson
- Jim Carr will serve as the prime minister’s special representative for the Prairies.
For the full list of Cabinet Ministers, please see the link HERE.