OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau added two new faces to his cabinet on Monday morning, touching David Lametti, Member of Montreal, as Canada's new Minister of Justice and Nova Scotia Bernadette Jordan as Minister of Rural Development – a new position ahead.
Speaking outside Rideau Hall, Trudeau said he had to make some changes to his office to deal with the sudden Nova Scotia MP Scott Brison, who was the chairman of the Treasury Council.
At the end of last week, Brison announced he would retire from the cabinet and not be in the next election.
Vancouver Jodiac Wilson-Raybould moves from Justice to Veterans, usually as a small portfolio. Trudeau said that veterans' issues require the same flaw as Wilson-Raybould.
Trudeau said he didn't think servant veterans were just as big a responsibility.
In turn, Wilson-Raybould said she did not see movement as humiliation. She said she was proud to be a minister of veterans, calling her a very important role.
Jane Philpott moves from local services to the Treasury Board, Brison's former portfolio and key economic position in the Cabinet. She will oversee many public spending mechanisms, including the leadership of the Federal State Service and its trade unions.
Trudeau said Philpott was a natural choice for the position because she was involved in a related cabinet committee, which means she was already well versed in the case.
Meanwhile, Seamus O & # 39; s Regan moves from veterans to local services.
Both of these ministries are areas where the government provides direct services to do right, said Trudeau.
Jordan becomes the first Nova Scotia woman in the office.
The Prime Minister's Office stated that his task would be to develop a rural development strategy, including linking high-speed internet to rural communities and helping rural infrastructure develop.
These issues are currently being monitored by two other Cabinet posts – ministers for innovation and infrastructure – and it is not clear where Jordan will be in the bureaucratic structure.
Twitter, Conservative MEP Erin O & # 39; Toole said Philpott and Lametti were "solid performers and well thought out", but called for the rest of Trudeau to move "a pretty scalpel." He said that indigenous and veterans would "be worried".
Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilevre said moving was mixing deck chairs in Titanic.
"Prime Minister Trudeau is the captain of a sinking ship," Poilievre said at a news conference, saying that shuffle leaves all the ministers responsible for what the conservatives consider to be the government's biggest problems: budget imbalances, the influx of illegal border-crossers and inability to get the pipeline to Alberta's resources shipped abroad.