President Barnard congratulates new federal cabinet ministers
Pleased to see Manitobans in key portfolios
The University of Manitoba congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on being sworn in today as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in which his new cabinet was also named.
The 31-member cabinet includes Manitobans Jim Carr, Member of Parliament, Winnipeg South Centre, who was appointed Minister of Natural Resources and MaryAnn Mihychuk, Member of Parliament, Kildonan-St. Paul, who secured the post of Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.
“I am pleased to see Manitobans in central roles at the highest levels of decision-making in the new federal government,” says Dr. David T. Barnard, president and vice-chancellor, University of Manitoba. “Minister Carr and Minister Mihychuk both have excellent leadership skills and experience that will serve them well in these challenging and high-profile portfolios.”
The University looks forward to meeting with all Manitoba Members of Parliament in the coming months to discuss the U of M’s strategic priorities and their alignment with federal priorities.
A link to the full listing of Prime Minister Trudeau’s cabinet can be found here.