New Year Purge: Trudeau Shuffles and Hacks Ministers (DETAILS)

Justin Trudeau, in a fairly shocking 2017 revelation, shuffled, removed and added members to his Cabinet. We don’t want to bore you with a whole load of commentary, so here’s the slimmed down version of what has changed.

So who has moved, who has been added and who is updating their resume as we speak?


Minister of Democratic Institutions:

Initial Minister   –   Maryam Monsef

New Minister      –   Karina Gould


Minister of Status of Women:

Initial Minister   –    Patty Hajdu

New Minister      –    Maryam Monsef


Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour:

Initial Minister   –    MaryAnn Mihychuk

New Minister      –    Patty Hajdu


Minister of Foreign Affairs:

Initial Minister   –    Stephane Dion

New Minister      –    Chrystia Freeland


Minister of International Trade:

Initial Minister   –    Chrystia Freeland

New Minister      –    Francois Phillippe Champagne


Minister of Immigration:

Initial Minister   –    John McCallum

New Minister      –    Ahmed Hussen


And in case you’re still confused, here is a helpful little infographic:


And in case you were worried, Trudeau doesn’t need to retract his infamous: “because it’s 2015,” sentiment.

He removed two men and one woman from cabinet, and replaced them with two men and one woman. If anything, this shuffle improved diversity on his cabinet, as Ahmed Sudeen is the first Somali-born Canadian to be elected to Parliament.

It is, however, important to note that Prime Minister Trudeau’s cabinet became an average of 3 years younger with the latest switch.

We’re interested to see how this new Cabinet will weather the storms of 2017, and cope with the incoming administration to our South.

Feature image via CBC.

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