Local Journalism Initiative
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new cabinet was announced and sworn in Oct. 26 in Ottawa. Trudeau celebrated a continued commitment to gender parity naming a 39-member cabinet including himself plus 19 women and 19 men. This new cabinet represents a significant shake-up as Trudeau returns for a third mandate at the helm of a minority government. New ministers and veterans shuffled to new departments have about a month to settle in before Parliament reconvenes Nov. 22.
Only seven ministers are left holding the same portfolio as before the election. Notably Trudeau’s star cabinet member Chrystia Freeland remains as Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister. Freeland is the first woman to head Canada’s Ministry of Finance and only the third to serve as Deputy PM.