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Prime Minister announces changes to the Ministry

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The Office of the Prime Minister of Canada
Press release
Publication Date: 
26 Jul 2023


The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced changes to the Ministry. The new Ministry, adding to a strong core economic team, is ready to deliver on what matters most to Canadians: making life more affordable for the middle class, growing the economy, and building a strong future for people from coast to coast to coast.

Building on the work done since 2015 to invest in Canadians and to strengthen the middle class and those working hard to join it, the team will continue to move forward on housing and putting more money back in families’ pockets. To deliver a better future for everyone, the team will also continue to fight climate change and walk the shared path of reconciliation.

The changes to the Ministry are as follows:


  • Karina Gould becomes Leader of the Government in the House of Commons


  • Jenna Sudds becomes Minister of Families, Children and Social Development


These new ministers will work with all members of Cabinet to deliver real, positive change for Canadians from coast to coast to coast.


In light of Minister Gould’s recent news about an upcoming parental leave starting this winter, the Honourable Steven MacKinnon, Chief Government Whip, will serve as Leader of the Government in the House of Commons until her return. During this time, Deputy Government Whip Ruby Sahota will serve as Chief Government Whip.


“We are ready to keep delivering on the things that matter most to you – making life more affordable, growing the economy, and creating good jobs for the middle class. We have the right team, made up of accomplished people who reflect the diversity and talent of our country. Together, we will keep building a strong future for the middle class, and for all Canadians.”

The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Quick Facts

  • Since 2015, the Ministry has made real progress for the middle class and those working hard to join it – from lifting almost half a million children out of poverty with the Canada Child Benefit to delivering on our promise of $10-a-day child care.
  • With the changes announced today, the Ministry retains a total of 38 ministers, in addition to the Prime Minister. In keeping with the precedent set in 2015, there is an equal number of women and men.
  • The Cabinet is the central decision-making forum in government, responsible for its administration and the establishment of its policy. Its members are each responsible for individual portfolios or departments.