Justin Trudeau, newly elected Prime Minister of Canada, announced Nov. 4 the members of his cabinet. Notably, Trudeau named Lawrence MacAulay from Prince Edward Island as minister of agriculture and agri-food.
"Canadians expect to see their values and priorities reflected in their government, and we have listened closely to them. Canadians told us what kind of government they want, and we built the plan to make it happen," Trudeau said. "We are committed to investing in our economy, strengthening the middle class and helping those working hard to join it. We will invest in job creation and broad-based prosperity to ensure every Canadian has a real and fair chance to succeed."
MacAulay, a member of Parliament since 1988, won his ninth consecutive election in October. His prior cabinet appointments have included Solicitor General of Canada, Minister of Labour, Secretary of State (Veterans) and Secretary of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency). He has also served as critic for Fisheries & Oceans and Seniors.
The full list of cabinet members can be found at http://pm.gc.ca/eng/cabinet.