January 14, 2019
The department responsible for overseeing programs and services for Indigenous communities in Canada has a new leader, and Canada’s first Indigenous justice minister is being moved as part of the Trudeau government’s cabinet shuffle, announced Monday morning at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott will take over as president of the Treasury Board and minister of Digital Government, while Kwakwaka’wakw Justice Minister and Attorney General Judy Wilson-Raybould is being moved to Veteran Affairs.
Wilson-Raybould will also take on the role of associate minister of National Defence.
Seamus O’Regan is moving from Veterans Affairs to Indigenous Services.