Federal Cabinet Shuffle; Rodriguez Named Transport Minister

As expected, the federal Liberal government shuffled its cabinet this week.

Among some of the notable appointments, Pablo Rodriguez becomes Minister of Transport and will continue to serve as Quebec Lieutenant. He replaces Omar Alghabra, who announced he will not be seeking re-election.

Meanwhile, Seamus O’Regan will be staying on as Minister of in Labour. CTA has been working with the minister and his staff on the Driver Inc file. Additionally, Minister Steven Guilbeault will also continue to serve as Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

The following is a fill list of changes to cabinet:

  • Anita Anand becomes President of the Treasury Board
  • Marie-Claude Bibeau becomes Minister of National Revenue
  • Bill Blair becomes Minister of National Defence
  • Randy Boissonnault becomes Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages
  • Jean-Yves Duclos becomes Minister of Public Services and Procurement
  • Sean Fraser becomes Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities
  • Karina Gould becomes Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
  • Mark Holland becomes Minister of Health
  • Ahmed Hussen becomes Minister of International Development
  • Gudie Hutchings becomes Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • Kamal Khera becomes Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities
  • Dominic LeBlanc becomes Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Diane Lebouthillier becomes Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
  • Lawrence MacAulay becomes Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
  • Marc Miller becomes Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
  • Mary Ng becomes Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development
  • Seamus O’Regan Jr. becomes Minister of Labour and Seniors
  • Ginette Petitpas Taylor becomes Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence
  • Carla Qualtrough becomes Minister of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Harjit S. Sajjan becomes President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada
  • Pascale St-Onge becomes Minister of Canadian Heritage
  • Jonathan Wilkinson becomes Minister of Energy and Natural Resources

New members to the Ministry:

  • Gary Anandasangaree becomes Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations
  • Terry Beech becomes Minister of Citizens’ Services
  • Soraya Martinez Ferrada becomes Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
  • Ya’ara Saks becomes Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health
  • Jenna Sudds becomes Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
  • Rechie Valdez becomes Minister of Small Business
  • Arif Virani becomes Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

These new ministers join the following ministers remaining in their portfolio:

  • Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
  • François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
  • Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
  • Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario
  • Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth
  • Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
  • Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.
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