Trudeau, Our New PM

Today at my school, we watched Justin Trudeau get sworn in to be our new Prime Minister. He is the second youngest prime minister. This took place at 1 Sussex Drive, which it is the address of the Governor General.

Many people say he followed in his fathers footsteps because his father was Pierre Trudeau. Justin Trudeau picked 8 Aboriginal people in his cabinet. In total he picked 31 people for his cabinet including himself. There are 15 women in his cabinet which make up half of it.

  • PM Justin Trudeau – Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Youth
  • Bill Morneau – Minister Of Finance
  • Stephane Dion – Minister Of Foreign Affairs
  • Jody Wilson-Raybould – Minister Of Justice and Attorney General Of Canada
  • Ralph Goodale – Minister Of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
  • Lawrence MacAulay – Minister Of Agriculture and Agri-Food
  • John McCallum – Minister Of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
  • Carolyn Bennett – Minister Of Indigenous and Northern Affairs
  • Chrystia Freeland – Minister Of International Trade
  • Kent Hehr – Minister Of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister Of National Defence
  • Harjit Singh Sajjan – Minister Of Defence
  • Catherine McKenna – Minister Of Environment and Climate Change
  • Judy Foote – Minister Of Public Services and Procurement
  • Scott Brison – President Of The Treasury Board
  • Dominic LeBlanc – Leader Of the Government In The House Of Commons
  • Melanie Joly – Canadian Heritage
  • Navdeep Singh Bains – Minister Of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development
  • Jane Philpott – Minister Of Health
  • Jean-Yves Duclos – Minister Of Families, Children, and Social Development
  • Marc Garneau – Minister Of Transport
  • Marie-Claude Bibeau – Minister Of International Development and La Francophonie
  • James Carr – Minister Of Natural Resources
  • Diane Lebouthillier – Minister Of National Revenue
  • Mary Ann Mihychuk – Minister Of Employment, Workforce Development, and Labour
  • Amarjeet Sohi – Minister Of Infrastructure and Communities
  • Maryam Monsef – Minister Of Democratic Institutions
  • Carla Qualtrough – Minister Of Sports and Persons With Disabilities
  • Hunter Tootoo – Minister Of Fisheries, Oceans and The Canadian Coast Guard
  • Kirsty Duncan – Minister Of Science
  • Patricia A. Hajdu – Minister Of Status Of Women
  • Bardish Chagger – Minister Of Small Businesses and Tourism

I think he picked a pretty good cabinet. His cabinet was much smaller than Stephen Harper’s cabinet. I think this is good that he included 15 women. He has picked people with disabilities, people that have been tortured, and people who have escaped from the Taliban.


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