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.