Justin Trudeau has been sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime minister and introduced a cabinet he says “looks like Canada.”
Making his first public address as prime minister on the steps of the majestic Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Trudeau said his new government will work to earn the trust of Canadians through sound policy-making, better decisions and a strong vision.
Surrounded by his 30 new cabinet ministers, he said the ministry showcases Canada’s talent and diversity.
“Canadians elected extraordinary Canadians from across this country and I am glad I’ve been able to highlight a few of them in this cabinet here with me today,” he said.
Asked why it was important to have gender parity in this cabinet, Trudeau said simply: “Because it’s 2015.”
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