Maryam Monsef sworn in as Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development

Second-term Peterborough-Kawartha MP retains women and gender equality portfolio, is no longer responsible for international development

Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef prepares to take the oath of office as the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on November 20, 2019. (Photo: CPAC)
Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef prepares to take the oath of office as the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on November 20, 2019. (Photo: CPAC)

Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef is now Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his new minority government cabinet at a swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday (November 20) at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

Monsef retains her previous portfolio as Minister for Women and Gender Equality, but is no longer the Minister of International Development.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Governor General Julie Payette with Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef after she was sworn in as the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on November 20, 2019. (Photo: CPAC)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Governor General Julie Payette with Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef after she was sworn in as the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on November 20, 2019. (Photo: CPAC)

She now assumes the role as Minister of Rural Economic Development from Bernadette Jordan, who was sworn in as the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard.

Monsef was re-elected to a second term as Peterborough-Kawartha MP in the October 21st federal election — the only Liberal MP re-elected in the Kawarthas.

The Liberals were reduced to a minority government with only 157 of the 338 seats following the October 21st general election.

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