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Prime Minister Shuffles Cabinet


The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced a cabinet shuffle on Wednesday and welcomed new members to Cabinet.

The changes to are as follows:

  • Dominic LeBlanc, currently Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, becomes Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade. Minister LeBlanc will also become President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada.

  • James Gordon Carr, currently Minister of Natural Resources, becomes Minister of International Trade Diversification.

  • Mélanie Joly, currently Minister of Canadian Heritage, becomes Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie.

  • Amarjeet Sohi, currently Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, becomes Minister of Natural Resources.

  • Carla Qualtrough, currently Minister of Public Services and Procurement, becomes Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility.

  • François-Philippe Champagne, currently Minister of International Trade, becomes Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

  • Pablo Rodriguez, currently Chief Government Whip, becomes Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.

  • Bill Blair, currently Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health, becomes Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction.

  • Mary Ng becomes Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion.

  • Filomena Tassi, currently Deputy Government Whip, becomes Minister of Seniors.

  • Jonathan Wilkinson, currently Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, becomes Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.

In addition to these changes, the following ministers will be named as follows:

  • Carolyn Bennett becomes Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations.

  • Scott Brison becomes President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government.

  • Marie-Claude Bibeau becomes Minister of International Development.

  • Kirsty Duncan becomes Minister of Science and Sport.

  • Bardish Chagger becomes Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, a role in which she will continue to coordinate the Government’s day-to-day business in the House and manage its legislative agenda.