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So this morning at 10:30 like all Wednesday’s I was hosting the Art Lectures I organize at the National Gallery of Canada. However this morning at the same time a big event was taking place, I had competition. The turn-out to the lecture was half of what it usually is on this warm sunny November morning. Just down Sussex Drive from the Museum at the Residence of the Governor General, Rideau Hall, the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada who is Head of the Federal Government was being sworn into Office   with his new Cabinet. For the first time ever the public was invited to attend and the vast Park around the Rideau Hall was full of people, the crowds surprised the Press, it was a carnaval atmosphere. The new Cabinet arrived by bus, yes bus no limo here folks. Got off at the Gate of Rideau Hall and walked up the drive to the Residence, large television screens where placed outside for all to watch live.


Here is Justin Trudeau holding in his arms his youngest son and his wife Sophie holding their daughter and the oldest boy walking with his parents, the other members of Cabinet are behind them walking up the drive at Rideau Hall, Press and the public all around them cheering.

Justin Trudeau was there with his wife Sophie Grégoire and his 3 kids, his mother Margaret the wife of the late Pierre Elliott Trudeau our 15th Prime Minister was also present to see her son become Prime Minister.

The 29th Canadian Ministry (Cabinet) of the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada, has 30 Ministers around the Cabinet table. All the regions of the country are represented.



Note: This is in Order of Precedence, which is established by the chronological order of appointment to the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, then in order of election or appointment to parliament for ministers who joined the Privy Council on the same day.

Minister Portfolio
Justin Trudeau Prime Minister, and also Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Youth November 4, 2015–
Ralph Goodale Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Carolyn Bennett Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs
Lawrence MacAulay Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
Jody Wilson-Raybould Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Stéphane Dion Minister of Foreign Affairs
Judy Foote Minister of Public Services and Procurement
John McCallum Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Chrystia Freeland Minister of International Trade
Scott Brison President of the Treasury Board
Jane Philpott Minister of Health
Dominic LeBlanc Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
Marie-Claude Bibeau Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for La Francophonie
Navdeep Bains Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Mélanie Joly Minister of Canadian Heritage
Bill Morneau Minister of Finance
Diane Lebouthillier Minister of National Revenue
Jean-Yves Duclos Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
Catherine McKenna Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Marc Garneau Minister of Transport
MaryAnn Mihychuk Minister of Employment, Workforce and Labour
Jim Carr Minister of Natural Resources
Maryam Monsef Minister of Democratic Institutions
Kent Hehr Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence
Carla Qualtrough Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities
Harjit Sajjan Minister of National Defence
Kirsty Duncan Minister of Science
Amarjeet Sohi Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Patty Hajdu Minister of Status of Women
Hunter Tootoo Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
Bardish Chagger Minister of Small Business and Tourism


The New Cabinet posing in the Ballroom of Rideau Hall with H.E. the Governor General David Johnston under the picture of Queen Elizabeth II


The Right Honourable the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (43) shaking hands with H.E. the Governor General David Johnston.

Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire hold hands before he is sworn-in as Canada's 23rd prime minister during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa November 4, 2015.  REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire 


Grandmother Margaret Trudeau with grand children