Home Nation World Business Politics Odd & Weird Region Entertainment Education
Pardaphash Logo
Hindi


Canada: PM Stephen Harper overhauls cabinet




Published by:
Published on: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 at 07:46 IST
Canada: PM Stephen Harper overhauls cabinet
(12:20)
Ottawa, July 16 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has brought in "younger members of parliament ready for new opportunities" while keeping "steady hands that will continue to deliver strong leadership in key portfolios" in one of the largest Cabinet shuffles he has made since taking office in 2006.

Eight new faces are part of the 39-member Cabinet. They include Chris Alexander, Canada's former ambassador to Afghanistan, who becomes the country's new minister of citizenship and immigration and replaces Jason Kenney, who now becomes minister of the newly named department of employment and social development that replaces human resource and skills development department, reported Xinhua.

Half of the new appointments are women and include Shelly Glover, a 46-year-old former police officer, who will serve as minister of Canadian heritage and official languages, replacing James Moore, who is now Canada's industry minister.

Harper now has 12 women in his Cabinet, two more than he had before Monday's cabinet overhaul.

Several senior Cabinet ministers remain, although some swapped jobs.

Defence Minister Peter MacKay, a former prosecutor, is now Canada's justice minister and Attorney General, a position held by Rob Nicholson, who now takes over the national defence portfolio.

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, International Trade Minister Ed Fast and Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver all kept their jobs.

A few Cabinet members were dropped, including Environment Minister Peter Kent, who publicly acknowledged that possibility before Monday's swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall, the official residence of Canada's Governor General and representative of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Canada's head of state.

Replacing Kent on the environment file is Leona Aglukkaq, who was the first Inuk (an indigenous person from the Arctic) in Canadian history to be appointed to a federal Cabinet when she was named minister of health in 2008.

Rona Ambrose, previously the minister of public works and government services and the youngest woman in Canadian history to be appointed a Cabinet minister (as environment minister in 2006, at the age of 36), replaces Aglukkaq in the health portfolio.

Monday's cabinet announcements also marked the first time a Canadian prime minister tweeted the appointments before the official ceremony.
Previous
Sexy Sofia Hayat plays Holi in Bikini
Sexy Sofia Hayat plays Holi in Bikini
Samsung's new phones Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge - A Glimpse
Samsung's new phones Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge - A Glimpse
Siva Karthikeyan, Sri Divya in Tamil Film Kakki Sattai
Siva Karthikeyan, Sri Divya in Tamil Film Kakki Sattai
Shweta Tiwari promotes &TV's show Begusarai in city of Nawabs Lucknow
Shweta Tiwari promotes &TV's show Begusarai in city of Nawabs Lucknow
Sunny Leone breaches the boundaries of seduction in Tere Bin song from Leela
Sunny Leone breaches the boundaries of seduction in Tere Bin song from Leela
Indian World Cup Winning Moments in 2011
Indian World Cup Winning Moments in 2011
Television actress Drashti Dhami marries Neeraj Khemka
Television actress Drashti Dhami marries Neeraj Khemka
Exclusive: Sunny Leone raises mercury in new 'Desi Look' song from Ek Paheli Leela
Exclusive: Sunny Leone raises mercury in new 'Desi Look' song from Ek Paheli Leela
Hansika Motwani seduces in hot photographs
Hansika Motwani seduces in hot photographs
Cricket World Cup Winning Teams since 1975
Cricket World Cup Winning Teams since 1975
Selena Gomez seduces in topless pictures for V Magazine
Selena Gomez seduces in topless pictures for V Magazine
Radhika Apte hot photographs
Radhika Apte hot photographs
Deepika Padukone in a brand new Burberry  Poncho
Deepika Padukone in a brand new Burberry Poncho
World Cup 2015: Match Venues
World Cup 2015: Match Venues
Steamy Sunny Leone in Bollywood film Ek Paheli Leela
Steamy Sunny Leone in Bollywood film Ek Paheli Leela
Next
BREAKING NEWS
After Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan removed from AAP's PAC: Sources
Yogendra Yadav removed from AAP's PAC: Sources
Turkish Airlines Jet Skids Off Runway in Nepal With 224 Passengers Onboard
Uproar in Rajya Sabha over BBC interview of rapist
Lok Sabha passes coal allocation bill
 
Opinion Polls
Who do you feel is the best batsman in team India in World Cup 2015?
Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma
Ajinkya Rahane
Shikhar Dhawan
Suresh Raina
MS Dhoni
Others


Pardaphash name, logo and all associated elements ® and © 2011 Mahakaal News Management Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Pardaphash and the Pardaphash logo are registered marks of Mahakaal News management Pvt. Ltd.
Pardaphash is hosted with Enzoo could compute engine.
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional
This page is generated in : 0.009 Seconds




EXCLUSIVE: Azam Khan drives bus; Hits divider, risk hundreds of lives