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No cabinet changes for military community

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the members of cabinet following his swearing-in ceremony earlier today. 

His team proposes to deliver their promises for all Canadians.  

“Today, I can introduce the strong, diverse, and experienced team that will work together to tackle the big issues that matter to people from coast to coast to coast. Whether it’s making life more affordable for the middle class, taking action on climate change, or keeping our communities safe we will continue working tirelessly for all Canadians,” said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister’s new team includes 36 ministers, and also has gender parity, following the standard Trudeau set in 2015. 

The cabinet reflects an increase of two from prior to the election, with 17 from Ontario and 10 from Quebec.

The most pivotal role in the Prime Minister’s new cabinet beginning a minority-government era was given to Chrystia Freeland. Freeland moved from Minister of Global Affairs to assume the role of deputy prime minister and minister in charge of intergovernmental affairs.

Ahmed Hussen became social-development minister, Marco Mendicino became the immigration minister, Seamus O’Regan became the minister of natural resources, Patty Hajdu became the minister of health, and Marc Miller became the minister of Indigenous Services.

However, a few key minister positions remain unchanged. In relation to the military and defence community, Harjit Sajjan remains Minister of National Defence, and Lawrence MacAulay remains Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence. Both members of the cabinet expressed their commitment to their roles. 

“Today, I was humbled to take the oath of office to serve as the Member of Parliament for #Vancouver South. Over the next Parliament, I will continue to work to serve all of my constituents,” tweeted Sajjan (@HarjitSajjan).

“It is an incredible honour to serve Canada’s veterans and their families. We have accomplished a lot and I look forward to continuing this important work as Canada’s Minister of Veterans Affairs,” tweeted MacAulay (@LawrenceMacAulay).

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Ambar Syed

Born and raised in London, England, Ambar moved to Canada in 2017 after marrying her husband in the CAF. She has always loved writing and started her blog, Her Little Loves, in 2015 while studying for her B.A. (Hons) in English. Ambar is excited to write for CMFMAG and contribute towards the military family community.

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