Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada's 23rd prime minister; names cabinet
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, November 4, 2015 11:03AM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, November 4, 2015 11:23AM EST
OTTAWA -- Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has been sworn in as Canada's 23rd prime minister by Gov. Gen. David Johnston.
Trudeau was sworn in shortly after the resignation earlier today of his Conservative predecessor, Stephen Harper.
The ceremony is taking place at Rideau Hall before a crowd of dignitaries and Liberal luminaries, including former prime ministers Jean Chretien and John Turner, as well as friends and family members.
A massive crowd of onlookers, invited on to the sprawling grounds of the residence to witness the proceedings, gathered outside under unseasonally warm sunshine to watch on a pair of big-screen TVs.
Rookie Toronto MP Bill Morneau has been named Canada's new finance minister by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Morneau, a former executive and past chairman of the C.D. Howe Institute, is just one of several newcomers to the House of Commons among those comprising Trudeau's 30-member cabinet.
Veteran MP and former Liberal leader Stephane Dion has been appointed foreign affairs minister, while newcomer Jody Wilson-Raybould becomes justice minister and attorney general.
Others include Ralph Goodale in Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness; Lawrence MacAulay in Agriculture and Agri-Food; John McCallum in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; and Carolyn Bennett in Indigenous and Northern Affairs. Toronto MP Chrystia Freeland becomes international trade minister.
Kent Hehr takes Veterans Affairs and also becomes associate minister of national defence, while Harjit Sajjan becomes defence minister and newcomer Catherine McKenna takes Environment and Climate Change.
Judy Foote is minister of public services and procurement, while Scott Brison has been named president of the Treasury Board. Veteran MP Dominic LeBlanc becomes government House leader. Melanie Joly takes the Canadian Heritage portfolio; Navdeep Bains gets Innovation, Science and Economic Development; Jane Philpott in Health; Jean-Yves Duclos in Families, Children and Social Development.
A full look at the cabinet
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, also minister of intergovernmental affairs and youth;
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale;
Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay;
Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion;
Immigration Minister John McCallum;
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett;
Treasury Board President Scott Brison;
Government House leader Dominc LeBlanc;
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Singh Bains;
Finance Minister Bill Morneau;
Justice Minister and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould;
Public Services Minister Judy Foote;
International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland;
Health Minister Jane Philpott;
Families, Children and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos;
Transport Minister Marc Garneau;
International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau;
Natural Resources Minister James Carr;
Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly;
Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier;
Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr;
Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna;
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan;
Employment Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk;
Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi;
Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef;
Sports Minister Carla Qualtrough;
Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo;
Science Minister Kirsty Duncan;
Status of Women Minister Patricia Hajdu;
Small Business Minister Bardish Chagger.