December 1, 2021

The Queens County Citizen

Complete Canadian News World

[EN DIRECT] Council of Ministers: Appointed Jolly for Foreign Affairs, Gilbelt for the Environment

[EN DIRECT] Council of Ministers: Appointed Jolly for Foreign Affairs, Gilbelt for the Environment

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.

Also read: Trudeau is preparing for his second partnership in COP26

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.

Federal Minister Melanie Jolie

QMI Agency Archive Photo, Joel Leme

Federal Minister Melanie Jolie

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.

Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregor Trudeau

AFP

Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregor Trudeau

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.

Steven Gilbelt, Minister

Photo de Archives, agency QMI

Steven Gilbelt, Minister

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.

Minister Mark Miller

Photo de Archives, AGENCE QMI

Minister Mark Miller

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”.

Harjeet Sajjan has lost his post as Defense Minister.

Photo de Archives AFP

Harjeet Sajjan has lost his post as Defense Minister.

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.

See also …