August 28, 2017
Today, Carla Qualtrough was sworn in as the Minister of Public Services and Procurement at Rideau Hall. In her departure from the Ministry of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, the Hon. Kent Hehr will be assuming the portfolio.
Following her appointment as the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, Prime Minister Trudeau spoke highly of Qualtrough:
“I have to say I’m looking forward to seeing the great job that Carla is going to do on this very difficult file. She is someone who has consistently impressed and demonstrated her capacity to deliver throughout her time in government, cabinet committees and as a member of cabinet.”
Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau
While Carla is excited to embark on a new and challenging role in Cabinet, she remains committed to serving her constituents back home in Delta.
Other changes to Cabinet include:
Carolyn Bennett, currently Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, becomes Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs.
Jane Philpott, currently Minister of Health, becomes Minister of Indigenous Services.
Ginette Petitpas Taylor, currently Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, becomes Minister of Health.
Seamus O’Regan, becomes Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence.
See the Prime Minister’s full statement here.