- Stephen Harper Keeps Jim Flaherty as Finance Minister.
- Ed Fast, a legislator from British Columbia, Canada’s most western province, was named minister of international trade.
- Tony Clement to Treasury Board, which is responsible for overseeing spending in the federal bureaucracy.
- Christian Paradis takes over at Industry, which counts among its responsibilities foreign investment.
- John Baird is the new foreign affairs minister. Baird replaces Lawrence Cannon, who lost his seat in Parliament in the May 2 election.
- Peter Van Loan is reprising his old role as leader of the government in the House of Commons, taking over from Baird.
- Innu leader-turned-MP Peter Penashue is becoming minister of intergovernmental affairs.
- Peter MacKay stays Minister of National Defence.
- Dénis Lebel becomes transport minister.
- Rob Nicholson remains justice minister
- Vic Toews will remain public safety minister
- Rona Ambrose stays in charge of the department of public works and government services, as well as status of women.
- Embattled minister Bev Oda stays at the Canadian International Development Agency.
- Jim Flaherty will remain finance minister, in keeping with the government’s focus on stability.
- Jason Kenney will continue to lead citizenship and immigration.
- James Moore will stay at Canadian heritage.
- Leona Aglukkaq will remain minister of health.
- Peter Kent stays minister of environment.
- Lisa Raitt stays minister of labour.
- Gerry Ritz remains with the agriculture file.
- Gail Shea moves to national revenue from fisheries and oceans
- Keith Ashfield takes over fisheries from his previous role as national revenue minister.
- Maxime Bernier returns to cabinet as minister of state for small business.
The new cabinet, like the previous one has 10 women, including Senator Marjory LeBreton, who is leader of the government in the Senate.
On side news, Harper appointed 3 defeated candidates to the Senate. I thought he promised he would abolish that thing. Instead he appoints 3 defeated candidates ?
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