Justin Trudeau’s new cabinet ‘looks like Canada’

Canada’s new cabinet is not only gender balanced, it’s the most diverse in history.

Posted by AJ+ on Thursday, November 5, 2015

Asked why gender equality is so important to him, the newly elected Justin Trudeau flatly stated, “Because it’s 2015.”

From The Guardian:

Canada’s new prime minister Justin Trudeau has named a young and ethnically diverse cabinet, with a ministerial team that for the first time in the country’s history is equally balanced between men and women.

The ministers – 15 women and 15 men – are mostly aged under 50, in a team marking both a generational change and a commitment to reflecting Canada’s diversity.

“It’s important to be here before you today to present to Canada a cabinet that looks like Canada,” Trudeau, 43, told reporters on Wednesday soon after he was officially sworn-in as the country’s 23rd prime minister – the second-youngest in its history.

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—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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