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Trudeau taps former top diplomat to deal with discontent in Western Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his new cabinet Wednesday as the Liberals began a challenging second term in a minority government amid rising discontent in the oil-rich Western Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan over federal energy and climate change »


Key cabinet minister is sidelined by cancer

In another blow to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a key political ally and very close friend is temporarily stepping away from his duties for health reasons. Dominic LeBlanc, 51, will be treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer, for »


Gender equality in Canada’s federal government- a goal, not a priority

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has long stated his intention to create gender equality in his cabinet. A new national poll suggests Canadians agree with the idea generally, but that it should not be a priority. The poll comes shortly after »

Indigenous, Politics

Cabinet choices emphasize commitment to Indigenous matters

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shuffled his cabinet and now will have two ministers working on Indigenous matters rather than one. This underlines the emphasis Trudeau has placed on reconciling with First Nations people in Canada. Prime Minister Trudeau congratulated »

Politics, Society

Leadership hopeful says cabinet is mediocre

Kevin O’Leary says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was more concerned about diversity than competence and ended up forming what he called a mediocre cabinet, reports The Canadian Press (CP). In 2015, Trudeau announced that half of his cabinet would be »

Politics, Society

Clinton may mirror Canada’s gender-equal cabinet

U.S. presidential hopeful Hilary Clinton was asked whether, if elected, she would name a cabinet that would include an equal number of women as men, as did Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in November 2015. Canadian Press (CP) reports that she »


Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime minister

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in front of his cabinet outside Rideau Hall after a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. © CBC Justin Trudeau has been sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime minister and has introduced a cabinet that he »


Justin Trudeau faces delicate balancing act in naming cabinet

Prime minister designate Justin Trudeau speaks to suppoters at a welcome rally in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct.20, 2015. © PC/Adrian Wyld Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau is facing a daunting task as he puts the finishing touches on his soon to be unveiled »

Economy, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Canadian province of Ontario – Premier Wynne and ministers sworn into office

The new cabinet of Canada’s most populous province of Ontario was sworn into office in the Ontario legislature in Toronto on Tuesday (June 24). Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne had gambled in May that she could defeat the Official Opposition Progressive »


Canada’s new cabinet ministers record video clip introductions

As part of last week’s cabinet shuffle in Canada, a number of cabinet ministers recorded video messages on YouTube. Standing in front of a blue background with the words “New Faces, Experienced Hands” the ministers expressed their happiness to be »