Prime Minister Trudeau shuffled his Cabinet today with Seamus O’Regan taking the Veteran’s Affairs portfolio and Carla Qualtrough replacing recently retired Minister of Public Service and Procurement Judy Foote.
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Minister Carla Qualtrough
Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs
Minister Carolyn Bennett
Minister Jane Philpott
Veterans Affairs, Assoc. Minister of Defence
Minister Seamus O’Regan
Sport and Persons with Disabilities
Minister Kent Hehr
Carla Qualtrough – Minister of Public Service and Procurement
Carla Qualtrough has degrees in political science from the University of Ottawa and law from the University of Victoria. Among many awards for her work, she has been named one of Canada’s Most Influential Women in Sport six times, and received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.
A successful lawyer, dedicated volunteer, and Paralympic swimmer. Committed to equity and inclusion, Carla has practiced human rights law at the federal and provincial levels. She chaired the Minister’s Council on Employment and Accessibility in British Columbia, and was an adjudicator with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal.
Carla has been visually impaired since birth.
Ginette Petitpas Taylor – Minister of Health
Ginette Petitpas Taylor graduated from the Université de Moncton with a bachelor’s degree in social work. From 2004 to 2008 she was the chairwoman of the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women, and has held a variety of other jobs aimed at advancing and protecting women’s rights, notably as the coordinator for the Victim’s Services Program of the local detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Petitpas Taylor was deputy government whip and Parliamentary Secretary at the Department of Finance.