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MeBecomingI
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(11-04-2015, 03:57 PM)
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Minister of Public Safety? Hmm.

Not quite what I expected.
gabbo
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(11-04-2015, 03:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by SheepyGuy

Is this a normal thing, is the PM usually a minister in his own cabinet?

I don't think Harper was
Stet
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(11-04-2015, 03:57 PM)
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And here comes the butchered French. Yaaaaaasssss.
Simon Belmont
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(11-04-2015, 03:58 PM)
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I'm kinda shocked Goodale isn't the MoF
Layell
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(11-04-2015, 03:58 PM)
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Oh Ralph that French you just butchered, oh well you're still good.
Stet
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(11-04-2015, 03:59 PM)
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Carolyn Bennett is Aboriginal Affairs and not Health! Whaaaooooaaaaaaa
gabbo
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(11-04-2015, 03:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stet

Carolyn Bennett is Aboriginal Affairs and not Health! Whaaaooooaaaaaaa

Yeah.. what's with that pick?
Silexx
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(11-04-2015, 04:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by gutter_trash

Congratulations!!!!! My Prime Minister

This was our chance, folks. We blew it.
Sean C
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(11-04-2015, 04:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by SheepyGuy

Is this a normal thing, is the PM usually a minister in his own cabinet?

The Prime Minister is always part of the cabinet; notionally, indeed, he is merely first among equals.

Originally Posted by gabbo

Yeah.. what's with that pick?

Originally Posted by Stet

Carolyn Bennett is Aboriginal Affairs and not Health! Whaaaooooaaaaaaa

She's been the Aboriginal Affairs critic for years and is well-versed in those issues.

Dion at Foreign Affairs is a lovely, high-profile spot for him. I was predicting Environment, but maybe they decided to put a face that didn't absorb years of Tory attack ads on a file that will assuredly be controversial in the oil patch.
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Mr.Mike
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(11-04-2015, 04:00 PM)
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Agri-food?

We can just call it food guys.
Boogie
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(11-04-2015, 04:01 PM)
Goodale Public Safety Minister?

Blah.
CreeperBlocks
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(11-04-2015, 04:01 PM)
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Lawrence Macauley is Agriculture Minister
SheepyGuy
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(11-04-2015, 04:01 PM)
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Have there been any French-only speaking ministers in recent memory?
Silexx
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(11-04-2015, 04:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr.Mike

Swearing allegiance to the Queen instead of Canada or Canadians or anything like that.

Have I ever brought up republicanism :p. (not the American Republican party kind)

I don't get it. PM does swear allegiance to Canada, the Queen of Canada.
MeBecomingI
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(11-04-2015, 04:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boogie

Goodale Public Safety Minister?

Blah.

Yeah, it definitely wasn't what I was hoping to see him as.
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(11-04-2015, 04:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by SheepyGuy

Is this a normal thing, is the PM usually a minister in his own cabinet?

It happens when the cabinet is small or it's a particular area of interest to the first minister. Notley is Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs in Alberta.

Wait, I'm not watching so I'm a bit behind. If you just mean as Prime Minister, then yes he is obviously a member of his own cabinet.
matthewwhatever
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(11-04-2015, 04:03 PM)
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Full list, via CBC:
The full list of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new 31-member cabinet, being sworn in today at Rideau Hall in Ottawa:

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.
CreeperBlocks
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(11-04-2015, 04:04 PM)
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Dion!
gutter_trash
(11-04-2015, 04:04 PM)
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oh no! Not Dion as Foreign Affairs
Stet
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(11-04-2015, 04:05 PM)
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Marc Garneau as Transport seems like an ironic joke.
gabbo
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(11-04-2015, 04:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by gutter_trash

oh no! Not Dion as Foreign Affairs

I think he'll be good for us on the world stage
Sean C
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(11-04-2015, 04:06 PM)
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Hey, my prediction about Wilson-Raybould at Justice was right.

Lawrence MacAulay being the PEI minister kind of stunned me at first, but I guess there really aren't that many farmers in the Liberal caucus.
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(11-04-2015, 04:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by matthewwhatever

Carolyn Bennett - Indigenous and Northern Affairs.

A white Torontonian on this file? :/
Boogie
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(11-04-2015, 04:06 PM)
Oh shit, it just occurred to me that in 2005 in the middle of the election campaign, it was RCMP commissioner zaccadelli who confirmed the investigation into the income trust leak out of Goodale's office, which some attribute to helping elect the conservatives in 2006.

And now Goodale will head up the department the RCMP falls under.

Did Goodale request this gig for Karma purposes? Lmao
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Azih
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(11-04-2015, 04:07 PM)
Maryam Monsfef. Hrm...
Stet
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Originally Posted by maharg

A white Torontonian on this file? :/

She's not a bad choice, as Aboriginal Affairs has two major issues being health and the status of women, and both are her strengths.

-edit-

Carolyn is also a seriously empathetic person, which is something that the post needs.
Sean C
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(11-04-2015, 04:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by gutter_trash

oh no! Not Dion as Foreign Affairs

Both of his previous cabinet jobs dealt extensively with intergovernmental relations, and he's high-profile, which that post generally calls for.
[KoRp]Jazzman
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(11-04-2015, 04:08 PM)
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No word on Deputy PM yet?
Mr.Mike
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(11-04-2015, 04:09 PM)
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Oh, this French is the worst so far.

Maybe I should start getting some practice in case I ever need to speak French in some public speaking capacity.
TheRealTalker
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(11-04-2015, 04:10 PM)
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everyone should have been sworn in by throat singing
CreeperBlocks
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(11-04-2015, 04:10 PM)
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Freeland as International Trade seems like a good choice
MeBecomingI
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(11-04-2015, 04:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by [KoRp]Jazzman

No word on Deputy PM yet?

I don't think there is gonna be one.
Sean C
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(11-04-2015, 04:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by [KoRp]Jazzman

No word on Deputy PM yet?

Doesn't sound like he's appointing one. I guess that portfolio may be permanently scrapped (unless we get electoral reform and see more coalition governments).
Silexx
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(11-04-2015, 04:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stet

Marc Garneau as Transport seems like an ironic joke.

Why? Transport is a much higher profile position than Sciences.
gabbo
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(11-04-2015, 04:12 PM)
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Come on mansbridge, I want to hear if her French is any good.
SheepyGuy
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(11-04-2015, 04:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr.Mike

Oh, this French is the worst so far.

Maybe I should start getting some practice in case I ever need to speak French in some public speaking capacity.

At least he did French first and actually did it in French, which some ministers aren't.

I don't really like people complaining about the quality of someone's English so I don't think it's really fair to complain about French when at least they are trying.
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(11-04-2015, 04:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Silexx

Why? Transport is a much higher profile position than Sciences.

Just because he's been to space. It seems like an ironic joke that they were like "well he's traveled the furthest!"
You Are Viewtiful
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(11-04-2015, 04:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Azih

Maryam Monsfef. Hrm...

https://twitter.com/MaryamMonsef/sta...35570063523840

*grunt*

edit: maybe not as bad as I thought. I wish she was blindly supportive of MMP as me LOL
Azih
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(11-04-2015, 04:15 PM)
HAHA

http://campaign2015.fairvote.ca/prlist/

Maryam Monsef was one of the Liberals that publicly supported PR!

So far. So good. Next 18 months are going to be big for her file.
matthewwhatever
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(11-04-2015, 04:16 PM)
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Ah, Scott Brison's French. I like that it hasn't improved at all since I worked for him 15 years and 2 leadership campaigns ago.
TheGreatPotato
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(11-04-2015, 04:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stet

And here comes the butchered French. Yaaaaaasssss.

Yeah if Goodale spoke French then I think we'd have seen him possibly as the Liberal leader in 2008, and possibly Prime Minister. Ethically and professionally he is untouchable, he may be the most pure politician in Canada in terms of ethics and also work ethic. A really great man.
Sapiens
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(11-04-2015, 04:17 PM)
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Actual Dr as Minister of Health.

So weird seeing how these qualified people fill positions relevant to their experience and education.
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gabbo
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(11-04-2015, 04:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by matthewwhatever

Ah, Scott Brison's French. I like that it hasn't improved at all since I worked for him 15 years and 2 leadership campaigns ago.

The one guy I didn't want to see in cabinet
Silexx
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(11-04-2015, 04:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Azih

HAHA

http://campaign2015.fairvote.ca/prlist/

Maryam Monsef was one of the Liberals that publicly supported PR!

So far. So good. Next 18 months are going to be big for her file.

Dominic Leblanc as House Leader also bodes well for electoral reform.
matthewwhatever
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(11-04-2015, 04:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sapiens

Actual Dr as Minister of Health.

Wasn't Bennett a Health Minister at one point? She's a former doctor too.

EDIT: Sorry, she was just Minister of State for Public Health.
CreeperBlocks
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(11-04-2015, 04:18 PM)
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Yassssss Dominic

:D
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(11-04-2015, 04:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by matthewwhatever

Wasn't Bennett a Health Minister at one point? She's a former doctor too.

EDIT: Sorry, she was just Minister of State for Public Health.

Yeah, I remember that appointment. It seemed like a bit of a slight, but she did a good job.
LordAmused
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(11-04-2015, 04:24 PM)
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Good French by Mr.Bains, I'm positively surprised!

EDIT: Melanie, oh god aren't you a hottie!
Silexx
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(11-04-2015, 04:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by LordAmused

Good French by Mr.Bains, I'm positively surprised!

EDIT: Melanie, oh god aren't you a hottie!

HA! I was about to say the same!

Edit: About Mr. Bains. Though can't disagree about Ms Jolie.
CreeperBlocks
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(11-04-2015, 04:25 PM)
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Navdeep's French was really good

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