Full Text Canadian Political Transcripts November 4, 2015: Full list of PM Justin Trudeau’s cabinet

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Full list of Justin Trudeau’s cabinet

Cabinet ministers

31-member cabinet includes 15 women, attempt at regional balance

Source: CBC News, 11-4-15

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, stands with Gov. Gen. David Johnston after being sworn in as prime minister at Rideau Hall in Ottawa Nov. 4.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, stands with Gov. Gen. David Johnston after being sworn in as prime minister at Rideau Hall in Ottawa Nov. 4. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

The full list of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new 31-member cabinet, in order of precedence, being sworn in today at Rideau Hall in Ottawa (with their province in parenthesis):

  • Justin Trudeau (Quebec) – Prime Minister, Intergovernmental Affairs and Youth.
  • Ralph Goodale (Saskatchewan) – Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
  • Lawrence MacAulay (P.E.I.) – Agriculture and Agri-Food.
  • Stéphane Dion (Quebec) – Foreign Affairs.
  • John McCallum (Ontario) – Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees.
  • Carolyn Bennett (Ontario) – Indigenous and Northern Affairs.
  • Scott Brison (Nova Scotia) – Treasury Board President.
  • Dominic Leblanc (New Brunswick) – Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.
  • Navdeep Bains (Ontario) – Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
  • Bill Morneau (Ontario) – Finance Minister.
  • Jody Wilson-Raybould (B.C.) – Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
  • Judy Foote (Newfoundland and Labrador) – Public Services and Procurement.
  • Chrystia Freeland (Ontario) – International Trade.
  • Jane Philpott (Ontario) – Health.
  • Jean-Yves Duclos (Quebec) – Families, Children and Social Development.
  • Marc Garneau (Quebec) – Transport.
  • Marie-Claude Bibeau (Quebec) – International Development and La francophonie.
  • Jim Carr (Manitoba) – Natural Resources.
  • Mélanie Joly (Quebec) – Heritage.
  • Diane Lebouthillier (Quebec) – National Revenue.
  • Kent Hehr (Alberta) – Veterans Affairs, and Associate Minister of National Defence.
  • Catherine McKenna (Ontario) – Environment and Climate Change.
  • Harjit Sajjan (B.C.) – National Defence.
  • MaryAnn Mihychuck (Manitoba) – Employment Workforce Development and Labour.
  • Amarjeet Sohi (Alberta) – Infrastructure and Communities.
  • Maryam Monsef (Ontario) – Democratic Institutions.
  • Carla Qualtrough (B.C.) – Sport, and Persons with Disabilities.
  • Hunter Tootoo (Nunavut) – Fisheries and Oceans, and Canadian Coastguard.
  • Kirsty Duncan (Ontario) – Science.
  • Patricia Hajdu (Ontario) – Status of Women.
  • Bardish Chagger (Ontario) – Small Business and Tourism.

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Map shows the regional distribution of ministers in the cabinet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (CBC)

Full Text Canadian Political Transcripts November 4, 2015: Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime minister

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

Source: CBC News, 11-4-15

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is sworn in November 4, 2015

 

Canadian Political Headlines October 24, 2014: Cpl. Nathan Cirillo’s journey to Hamilton along Highway of Heroes

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Source: Hamilton Spectator, 10-24-14

The motorcade bringing home the body of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, gunned down while guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa this week, has begun its journey along the Highway of Heroes….READ MORE

Canadian Political Headlines October 23, 2014: Ottawa shooting: PM Stephen Harper, MPs honour Nathan Cirillo, Kevin Vickers

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Ottawa shooting: Harper, MPs honour Nathan Cirillo, Kevin Vickers

Source: CBC News, 10-23-14

Prime minister meets with cabinet, briefed by national security adviser, RCMP and CSIS heads

Members of Parliament honoured Cpl. Nathan Cirillo with a moment of silence as they tried to get back to a normal routine, a day after the soldier was killed during the Ottawa shooting….READ MORE

Full Text Canadian Political Headlines October 22, 2014: Readout of US President Barack Obama’s Call to Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada — Transcript

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Readout of US President Barack Obama’s Call to Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada

Source: WH, 10-22-14 

President Obama spoke by phone with Prime Minister Stephen Harper to express the American people’s solidarity with Canada in the wake of attacks on Canadian Forces in Quebec on October 20 and in Ottawa on October 22. President Obama condemned these outrageous attacks, reaffirmed the close friendship and alliance between our people. The President offered any assistance Canada needed in responding to these attacks. Prime Minister Harper thanked the President and the two leaders discussed the assault and agreed to continue coordination between our governments moving forward.

Full Text Canadian Political Headlines October 22, 2014: Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne’s Statement on Canada’s Parliament Hill Shootings — Transcript

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‘We refuse to be silenced’: Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne defiant in face of Ottawa shooting

Source: Nat Post, 10-22-14

Our belief is that people who are using violence to undermine democracy want us to be silenced and we refuse to be silenced. Having said that, we all have to be very careful, we have to be vigilant and the authorities are very aware of the situation… But we will carry on with the business of this house and the business of our democratic society.

Canadian Political Headlines October 22, 2014: Parliament Hill attack: Soldier dies of injuries, gunman also shot dead

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Parliament Hill attack: Soldier dies of injuries, gunman also shot dead

Source: CBC News, 10-22-14

Downtown Ottawa remains in lockdown as police conduct searches around parliamentary precinct…READ MORE

Canadian Political Headlines March 3, 2014: Stephen Harper warns Russia faces ouster from G8

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Stephen Harper warns Russia faces ouster from G8

As one of his ministers compared Russia’s incursion in Crimea to Nazi Germany, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Russia must withdraw its soldiers from or face diplomatic and economic isolation and possible ouster from the Group of Eight….READ MORE

Canadian Political Headlines March 1, 2014: PM Harper urges Russia to withdraw from Ukraine; recalls Canada’s ambassador from Moscow

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Harper urges Russia to withdraw from Ukraine; recalls Canada’s ambassador from Moscow

Source: CTV News, 3-1-14

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to withdraw his military forces from Ukraine and “refrain from further provocative and dangerous actions….READ MORE

Canadian Political Headlines February 20, 2014: Justin Trudeau kicks off Liberal convention with partisan speech

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Justin Trudeau kicks off Liberal convention with partisan speech

Liberal leader says Canadians are tired of what he calls fear and division sown by Harper govenment

Source: CBC, 2-20-14

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As Liberals gathered in Montreal for a policy convention this weekend, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s opening speech Thursday evening took shots at the Harper government, saying Canadians are tired of the tactics of fear and division practised by the Conservatives….READ MORE

Canadian Political Headlines February 20, 2014: Keystone XL gains no ground after Stephen Harper meets with Barack Obama

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Keystone XL gains no ground after Stephen Harper meets with Barack Obama

Source: Financial Post, 2-20-14‎

President Barack Obama gave no ground on the Keystone XL pipeline after meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who is pressuring the U.S. to get construction approved….READ MORE

Political Headlines January 19, 2014: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Israel Trip Itinerary

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Harper’s Israel Trip Itinerary

Source: Canoe.ca, 1-19-14

Harpers arrive in Israel

The Itinerary

SUNDAY JAN 19  (All times ET)

  • 0800 – Harper arrives at David Ben Gurion Airport; is greeted by Israeli FM Avigdor Lieberman
  • 0900 – PM and Mrs. Harper visit the Mount of Olives
  • 1100 – PM and Mrs. Harper are officially welcomed at a ceremony at PM Netanyahu’s office.

MON JAN 20 (Jerusalem-Bethlehem-Ramallah)

  • 0205 – PM and Mrs. Harper visit the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
  • 0400 – PM and Mrs. Harper officially welcomed to the Presidential Compound, Ramallah
  • 0415 – PM Harper meets Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas 
  • 0515 – Joint statements by Harper and Abbas
  • 1030 – PM arrives at the Knesset and is officially welcomed.
  • 1100 – PM delivers speech to Knesset

TUE JAN 21 (Jerusalem)

  •  0100 – PM Harper meets Israel Pres Shimon Peres
  • 0230 – PM Harper meets PM Netanyahu
  • 0500 – PM Harper and PM Netanyahu make joint statement to the press
  • 0800 – PM Harper visit Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum
  • 0930  – PM Harper visits the Western Wall

WED JAN 22 (Jerusalem-Hula Valley-Tel Aviv-Jordan)

  • Time TBD – PM Harper will visit a bird sanctuary to be named in his honour and will also visit Galilee and Capernaum.
  • 1120 – PM Harper receives honorary degree, participates in moderated Q&A at Tel Aviv University
  • 1330 – Travels by air from Tel Aviv to Amman, Jordan

Political Headlines June 18, 2013: Montreal’s mayor Michael Applebaum resigns, calls allegations unfounded

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Montreal’s mayor resigns, calls allegations unfounded

Source: CTV News, 6-18-13

Montreal’s Mayor Michael Applebaum has announced his resignation, a move that comes just one day after he was arrested on corruption and conspiracy charges….READ MORE

Political Headlines June 18, 2013: G8 summit: Prime Minister Stephen Harper hails compromise on Syria

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G8 summit: Prime Minister Stephen Harper hails compromise on Syria

Source: Ottawa Citizen, 6-18-13

The agreement by all G8 nations, including Syrian ally Russia, on how to respond to the Syrian crisis was a surprise to Harper, who just two days ago said Russia was turning the G8 into the “G7 plus one” because he supported the “thugs” in the Assad….READ MORE

Political Headlines June 17, 2013: Harper government denounces ‘corruption’ following arrest of former Conservative staffer Saulie Zajdel

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Harper government denounces ‘corruption’ following arrest of former Conservative staffer

Source: Canada.com, 6-17-13

Harper government denounces ‘corruption’ following arrest of former Conservative staffer

Saulie Zajdel attends an event in Montreal on March 16, 2012. Zajdel was arrested by Quebec’s anti-corruption unit on Monday morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

The Harper government is condemning “corruption” after one of its former staffers was arrested Monday in connection with an ongoing investigation by a special police squad in Montreal.

“Our government firmly believes that anyone proven to be involved in corruption in Quebec will have to face the consequences,” said Jessica Fletcher, a spokeswoman for Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore….READ MORE

Political Headlines June 16, 2013: Justin Trudeau offers to repay $20000 speaking fee

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Justin Trudeau offers to repay $20000 speaking fee

Source: Toronto Star, 6-16-13

Last week Susan Buck, a board member of the Grace Foundation in New Brunswick, complained publicly that the organization had lost $21,000 at an event last June for which Trudeau was paid $20,000 to appear at….READ MORE

Political Headlines June 14, 2013: Conservatives accuse Justin Trudeau of profiting from not-for-profits

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Conservatives accuse Justin Trudeau of profiting from not-for-profits

Source: CBC.ca, 6-14-13

The Conservatives have accused Justin Trudeau of “lacking any decency,” saying he refused to reimburse a charity that lost money after it paid him to speak at a fundraising event….READ MORE

Political Headlines June 14, 2013: Stephen Harper believes Syria used chemical weapons against rebels

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Stephen Harper believes Syria used chemical weapons against rebels

Source: Toronto Star, 6-14-13

Prime Minister Stephen Harper agreed Friday with U.S. President Barack Obama that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons against Syrian rebels, but he gave no indication that Ottawa would follow the White House’s lead and authorize….READ MORE

Political Headlines June 13, 2013: Stephen Harper slams ‘malevolent’ regimes in rare speech to British Parliament

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Stephen Harper slams ‘malevolent’ regimes in rare speech to British Parliament

Source: Toronto Star, 6-13-13

Prime Minister Stephen Harper address both Houses of Parliament in the Queen's Robing Room in the Palace of Westminster in London. (June 13, 2013)

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper address both Houses of Parliament in the Queen’s Robing Room in the Palace of Westminster in London. (June 13, 2013)

In the first formal address by a sitting Prime Minister to the British Parliament since World War II, Stephen Harper slammed Iran and North Korea while defending Israel, saying “the moral relativism in so much of world affairs” is just a shelter for anti-Semitism….READ MORE

Political Headlines June 13, 2013: Leaked video of Stephen Harper’s 2011 comedic impressions of Mulroney, Manning, Clark couldn’t come at a better time

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Leaked video of Stephen Harper’s comedic impressions of Mulroney, Manning, Clark couldn’t come at a better time

Source: National Post, 6-13-13

 
Stephen Harper's son, Benjamin, tries to get his dad away from the microphone like a good teenage son.

A leaked video of the notoriously straight-laced Stephen Harper has surfaced on YouTube, showing the prime minister performing not-terrible comedic impressions of former conservative leaders including Joe Clark, Brian Mulroney and Preston Manning….READ MORE