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.
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.
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
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.