Justin Trudeau New Cabinet: Big changes and new faces, full list of Canada PM's cabinet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled his new cabinet with former Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland now tasked with handling Canada's internal divisions

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled his new cabinet with former Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland now tasked with handling Canada's internal divisions.

His government faces the threat of a national unity crisis amid a growing sense of alienation in Alberta and Saskatchewan. His Liberal Party retained power in October's election but lost 20 seats.

Mr Trudeau now has the challenge of governing with a minority.

Speaking after the swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, the prime minister praised Ms Freeland's work on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with the US and Mexico.

The former journalist, 51, was moved to intergovernmental affairs, and will now act as the government's point person to deal with the provinces. She was also named deputy prime minister and will help shepherd the trade agreement through the ratification process, which is facing resistance in the US Congress.

Mr Trudeau said their efforts together on "very difficult negotiation with her American counterparts should enable us to deliver on issues like energy and environment in particular".

The Liberals were shut out of Canada's energy heartland, Alberta and Saskatchewan, where there is growing talk of separation. There is a sense that the west's interests are not represented in the capital of Ottawa and frustration with the government's pipeline and environment policies.

Ms Freeland will work closely with former trade minister Jim Carr, who will serve as a special representative for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to ensure the region has "a strong voice in Ottawa", the prime minister's office said.

What are some of the other big changes?

Francois-Philippe Champagne will replace Ms Freeland as Canada's top diplomat. He formerly held the international trade and infrastructure portfolios.

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Catherine McKenna, one of Mr Trudeau's more prominent ministers after spending four years in the environmental portfolio, was moved to infrastructure. She is being replaced by former fisheries minister Jonathan Wilkinson.

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MP Marc Miller is a new face in cabinet, taking over the indigenous services portfolio. The non-indigenous politician made headlines two years ago when he delivered a statement in the House of Commons in the Mohawk language, which he had spent a year trying to learn.

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A number of ministers kept their portfolios, including Finance Minister Bill Morneau.

Some key moves and fresh faces:

Chrystia Freeland from foreign affairs to intergovernmental affairs

Catherine McKenna from environment to infrastructure

Francois-Philippe Champagne from infrastructure to foreign affairs

Jonathan Wilkinson from fisheries to environment

Ahmed Hussen from immigration to families and social development

Seamus O'Regan from indigenous services to natural resources

Bill Blair from border security to public safety

Mary Ng from small business to international trade

Marco Mendicino appointed to immigration

Steven Guilbeault appointed to heritage

Here Is The Full List of Trudeau New Cabinet: 

Chrystia Freeland becomes Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs

Anita Anand becomes Minister of Public Services and Procurement

Navdeep Bains becomes Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

Carolyn Bennett remains Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

Marie-Claude Bibeau remains Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Bill Blair becomes Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Bardish Chagger becomes Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth

François-Philippe Champagne becomes Minister of Foreign Affairs

Jean-Yves Duclos becomes President of the Treasury Board

Mona Fortier becomes Minister of Middle-Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance

Marc Garneau remains Minister of Transport

Karina Gould becomes Minister of International Development

Steven Guilbeault becomes Minister of Canadian Heritage

Patty Hajdu becomes Minister of Health

Ahmed Hussen becomes Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Mélanie Joly becomes Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages

Bernadette Jordan becomes Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

David Lametti remains Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Dominic LeBlanc becomes President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada

Diane Lebouthillier remains Minister of National Revenue

Lawrence MacAulay remains Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

Catherine McKenna becomes Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

Marco E. L. Mendicino becomes Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Marc Miller becomes Minister of Indigenous Services

Maryam Monsef becomes Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development

Bill Morneau remains Minister of Finance

Joyce Murray becomes Minister of Digital Government

Mary Ng becomes Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade

Seamus O’Regan becomes Minister of Natural Resources

Carla Qualtrough becomes Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

Pablo Rodriguez becomes Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Harjit Sajjan remains Minister of National Defence

Deb Schulte becomes Minister of Seniors

Filomena Tassi becomes Minister of Labour

Dan Vandal becomes Minister of Northern Affairs

Jonathan Wilkinson becomes Minister of Environment and Climate Change

The Government of Canada represents Canadians in every part of the country. That is why the Prime Minister has asked Jim Carr to serve as his special representative for the Prairies. Born and raised in Winnipeg, he will ensure that the people of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba have a strong voice in Ottawa.  

Pablo Rodriguez will be assuming the responsibility of Quebec Lieutenant.

Canadians expect their Parliamentarians to work together on their behalf. Under the leadership of Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez, the following team will work with all parties to make progress on the priorities that matter most to Canadians:

Kirsty Duncan will serve as Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mark Holland will serve as Chief Government Whip

Ginette Petitpas Taylor will serve as Deputy Government Whip

Kevin Lamoureux will serve as Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

 

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