Two years after arriving in Ottawa, Steven Gilbelt will finally become Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Justin Trudeau confirmed during the swearing in of the new cabinet on Tuesday morning.
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For her part, Melanie Jolie received a significant promotion by becoming the new Minister of Foreign Affairs. She replaces former astronaut Mark Gorneau, who was removed from the cabinet.
There are other surprising elements in the new cabinet of the Liberal government. Quebecs play a leading role in Quebec because, despite the number of Quebec ministers being 10, they have inherited major roles.
Thus, 26.3% of ministers are Quebecs. The percentage of Cubans, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, rose to 28%.
Equality between men and women in the cabinet, a beloved idea of Justin Trudeau, was actually achieved with 19 women and 19 men.
Quebec Lieutenant Pablo Rodriguez will take over the responsibilities left by Steven Gilbelt at Canadian Heritage. Among other things, he was responsible for bringing about a reform of the Broadcasting Act, which was initiated under Mr. Gilbelt.
Jean-Yves Duclos, chairman of the Treasury Board, has been transferred to the Ministry of Health, replacing Patty Hajdu, Minister of Home Affairs.
Mark Miller, a longtime ally of Prime Minister Trudeau, has moved from the Department of Home Affairs to Crown-Indigenous relations, replacing Caroline Bennett, whose work has been severely criticized.
David Lametti, elected in Laosalle – Emard – Verdun in Montreal, continues as Minister of Justice. The pair replaced Wilson-Rebold when he exited in 2019.
Overflowing with allegations of sexual misconduct in the armed forces, Harjit Sajjan loses his post as defense minister, either in favor of Anita Anand, who took over the role of supply minister, or, according to Justin Trudeau’s specific expression, “minister of vaccines”.
Acadian Dominic LeBlanc will continue as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, but will also receive the portfolio of Infrastructure and Communities, an important ministry in the Cabinet.
There has been no change toward the ongoing Franకోois-Philippe Champagne as Minister of Innovation, Science and Industries.
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Bernard Drainville, New Education commentator