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Prime Minister announces changes to Ministries 

Ottawa- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced changes to the Ministries and welcomed new members to Cabinet.

The Government of Canada is focused on growing the economy, strengthening the middle class, and creating more opportunities for everyone. The new responsibilities of our team build on Canada’s strong economic foundations, further position our country for growth and success, and reflect changing realities in the global economy.

Canada is a trading nation whose economy relies on the hard work and innovation of its small businesses, entrepreneurs, and workers. The changes to the Ministry will place an even greater focus on diversifying international trade, supporting and growing small businesses, expanding tourism, promoting our exports, and improving trade within our own borders. Creating more jobs, opportunities, and prosperity for Canadians is the Government’s top priority.

The Government will build on its strong relationship with provinces, territories, and municipalities, working together to find solutions to pressing issues – from fighting climate change, to creating growth that benefits everyone, to breaking down barriers to interprovincial trade.

The Government will continue to maintain the integrity and security of our borders. We remain focused on effectively managing the arrival of irregular migrants, assessing asylum seekers, making our system more efficient, and preventing the flow of illegal drugs and firearms into our communities. The Government will further address gun violence and work to reduce organized crime to keep our communities safe and great places to live. The new ministers were announced yesterday.

In addition to these changes, the following ministers are named as follows:

  • Carolyn Bennett becomes Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations. Minister Bennett will continue her important work to renew the nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown and government-to-government relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples.
  • Scott Brison becomes President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government. Minister Brison will continue his work to transform the Government’s digital services so they are designed for the people who actually use them and better serve Canadians.
  • Marie-Claude Bibeau becomes Minister of International Development. Minister Bibeau will continue to position Canada as a leader in international development, while working to reduce poverty and inequality in the world, and advancing gender equality and empowering women and girls.
  • Kirsty Duncan becomes Minister of Science and Sport. Minister Duncan will continue to support Canada’s world-class science, research, and innovation ecosystem, while promoting Canadians’ health and well-being through sport and recreation.
  • Bardish Chagger becomes Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, a role in which she will continue to coordinate the Government’s day-to-day business in the House and manage its legislative agenda.

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