The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced the following changes within the Ministry:
- Lawrence MacAulay, currently Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, becomes Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence.
- Marie-Claude Bibeau, currently Minister of International Development, becomes Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.
- Maryam Monsef retains her role as Minister for Women and Gender Equality and also becomes Minister of International Development.
Marie-Claude Bibeau was elected as the Member of Parliament for Compton—Stanstead in October 2015. She has served as a minister since 2015.
Minister Bibeau began her career at the Canadian International Development Agency, and went on postings to Morocco and Benin. After settling down with her family in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, she became a successful businesswoman and was actively involved in her community.
In her former role as Minister of International Development, she helped refocus Canada’s international assistance on helping the poorest and most vulnerable people and on supporting fragile states. In June 2017, after several months of consultations, Minister Bibeau launched Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy.
In her current role, Minister Bibeau’s overarching goal is to support the agricultural sector in a way that allows it to be a leader in job creation and innovation. She will help Canada’s agriculture sector be more innovative, safer, and stronger.
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