Glorious, sunny day in Ottawa today with spectacular fall colours and waving maple leaf flags.
The grounds of Rideau Hall filled with Canadians as new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Cabinet walk up the driveway.
Aboriginal drums, young aboriginal throat singers and jiggers and aboriginal Cabinet Ministers. Justin Trudeau and Ministers swear oaths in French and English. A Cabinet comprised of familiar and fresh faces. Old Stock Canadians and New Stock Canadians. Women and Men. A quadriplegic man and a visually impaired woman (both lawyers). Turbans, stilettos and poppies. Racial and gender diversity. “Nice hair” too.
A New Day for Canada.
Here is the Cabinet
Justin Trudeau – Prime Minister.
Ralph Goodale – Public Safety.
Stéphane Dion – Foreign Affairs.
John McCallum – Citizenship and Immigration.
Carolyn Bennett – Indigenous and Northern Affairs.
Scott Brison – Treasury Board President.
Bill Morneau – Finance Minister.
Jody Wilson-Raybould – Justice.
Harjit Sajjan – National Defence.
Chrystia Freeland – International Trade.
Jane Philpott – Health.
Patricia Hajda – Status of Women.
Jean-Yves Duclos – Families, Children and Social Development.
Marc Garneau – Transport.
James Carr – Natural Resources.
Mélanie Jolie – Heritage.
Kent Hehr – Veterans Affairs, and Associate Minister of National Defence.
Catherine McKenna – Environment and Climate Change.
Maryam Monsef – Democratic Institutions.
Carla Qualtrough – Sport, and Persons with Disabilities.
Hunter Tootoo – Fisheries and Oceans, and Canadian Coastguard.
Kirsty Duncan – Science.
Lawrence MacAulay – Agriculture.
Navdeep Bains – Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
Judy Foote – Public Services and Procurement.
Dominic Leblanc – Government House Leader
Marie-Claude Bibeau – International Development and La francophonie.
Dianne Lebouthillier – National Revenue.
Maryam Mihychuck – Employment Workforce Development and Labour
Amarjeet Sohi – Infrastructure and Communities.
Bardish Chagger – Small Business and Tourism.