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from the CBC:

Justin Trudeau has been sworn in as Canada's 23rd prime minister.

After arriving this morning at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, arm in arm with his wife, Trudeau also named a 31-member cabinet that includes political newcomer Bill Morneau to head the critical finance portfolio.

The Liberal leader's cabinet includes a mix of fresh faces and political veterans.

Cheering crowds watched the ceremony on large screens assembled on the lawns of Rideau Hall. Inside, the ceremony featured two young Inuit throat singers, with their performance prompting smiles and applause, including from the newly minted prime minister.

The new ministry shakes up some of the former cabinet configuration, with a new science portfolio and the renaming of others, including a families, children and social development department.

Ministers in other key roles named Wednesday in Ottawa include:

  • Mélanie Joly, a Montreal lawyer, who will be in charge of Canadian heritage.
  • Jody Wilson-Raybould, a former B.C. regional First Nations chief who will preside over the justice file.
  • Catherine McKenna becomes environment and climate change minister.
  • Harjit Sajjan will be minister of national defence.
  • Jane Philpott becomes health minister.
  • Chrystia Freeland is in charge of international trade

Trudeau, sworn in as prime minister before naming his cabinet, has also included a number of political veterans.

Stéphane Dion takes on foreign affairs, Ralph Goodale is public safety minister, while Marc Garneau becomes transport minister.

Other high-profile names were left off the list, including former Toronto police chief Bill Blair and Andrew Leslie, a retired Canadian Forces lieutenant-general who served as chief of transformation and earlier as chief of the land staff

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Our new defense minister is badass


Sajjan was born in India, and his family immigrated to Canada when he was five years old. He grew up in Vancouver. Sajjan initially worked as an officer for the Vancouver Police Department. In 1989, he enlisted in the Canadian Army's Primary Reserve, and eventually joined the Army on a full-time basis. He deployed overseas four times in the course of his career: once to Bosnia, and three times to Afghanistan. In 2011, he became the first Sikh to command a Canadian Army regiment when he was named commander of the The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own).[6][7]

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in 1993 a turban sikh was not allowed to join the RCMP and in 2015 a turban sikh is ministry of defence

. We have come a long way

Well, we were voted the freest country in the world.


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Classic stupidity assumes that these women aren't of merit or qualified for their appointments.

The point is that many very qualified female MPs may have been deprived Cabinet posts because of his policy.

Why should a less qualified man get a job because he is a male simply to fill a gender quota?


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