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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U of M President and Vice-Chancellor David Barnard

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U of M President and Vice-Chancellor David Barnard

President Barnard congratulates new federal cabinet ministers

Pleased to see Manitobans in key portfolios

November 4, 2015 — 

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.

 

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