Harper Cabinet- Here we go

  • Prime Minister – Stephen Harper
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform – Robert Nicholson.
  • Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics – David Emerson.
  • Minister of Labour and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec – Jean-Pierre Blackburn.
  • Minister of Veterans Affairs – Gregory Thompson.
  • Leader of the Government in the Senate – Marjory LeBreton.
  • Minister of Citizenship and Immigration – Monte Solberg.
  • Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board – Chuck Strahl.
  • Minister of Natural Resources – Gary Lunn.
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency – Peter MacKay.
  • Minister of Fisheries and Oceans – Loyola Hearn.
  • Minister of Public Safety – Stockwell Day.
  • Minister of National Revenue and Minister of Western Economic Diversification – Carol Skelton. – huh?
  • Minister of Justice; Attorney General of Canada – Vic Toews.
  • Minister of Environment – Rona Ambrose.
  • President of the Queen’s Privy Council and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister for Sport – Michael Chong.
  • Minister of Human Resources and Social Development – Diane Finley.
  • Minister of Defence – Gordon O’Connor.
  • Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women – Bev Oda.
  • Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians – Jim Prentice.
  • President of Treasury Board – John Baird.
  • Minister of Industry – Maxime Bernier.
  • Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities – Lawrence Cannon.
  • Minister of Health and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – Tony Clement.
  • Minister of Finance – James Flaherty.
  • Minister of International Co-operation and Minister for La Francophonie and Official Languages – Josee Verner.
  • Minister of Public Works and Government Services – Michael Fortier.

This last one causes me question, why is an organizer appointed to Cabinet? Why such a patronage appointment? To a non-elected person? This is going to be an interesting one!

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