• Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
    The Right Honourable Justin P. J. Trudeau
    Prime Minister of Canada

    Born on December 25, 1971 Justin Trudeau is Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister.

    A teacher, father, advocate, and leader, Mr. Trudeau’s vision of our country is a place where everyone has a shot at success because we have the confidence and leadership to invest in Canadians.

    His passion for public service and vision for Canada are shaped by his experiences and influences — his father, Pierre, and mother, Margaret; the Trudeau and Sinclair families; his roots in the East and West, French and English.

    Driven by the desire to have a positive influence in the world,...

  • The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains
    The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains
    Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

    Navdeep Bains was a distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management and holds an MBA with a specialization in Finance. As a Certified Management Accountant, he has worked several years in accounting and financial analysis for the Ford Motor Company of Canada.

    Navdeep is a long-time resident of both Mississauga and Brampton and has strong ties to the social and cultural associations of Mississauga–Malton. Navdeep has been active in a variety of community organizations, as a board member for the Mississauga Food Bank, having worked with the...

  • The Honourable Carolyn Bennett
    The Honourable Carolyn Bennett
    Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

    The Honourable Carolyn Bennett was first elected to the House of Commons in 1997 and was re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015, representing Toronto– St. Paul’s.

    Dr. Bennett has previously served as the Critic for Public Health, Seniors, Persons with Disabilities, the Social Economy, and Aboriginal Affairs. In 2003, she was named Minister of State for Public Health.

    Prior to her election, Dr. Bennett was a family physician and a founding partner of Bedford Medical Associates in downtown Toronto. She was also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and...

  • The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau
    The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau
    Minister of International Development and La Francophonie

    The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau was elected as the Member of Parliament for Compton–Stanstead in October 2015, and a few weeks later, she was appointed Minister of International Development and La Francophonie by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    Before entering politics, Minister Bibeau began her career at the former Canadian International Development Agency. She 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 capacity as Minister...

  • The Honourable Scott Brison
    The Honourable Scott Brison
    President of the Treasury Board

    Scott Brison, the Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants (Nova Scotia), has been elected to Canada's House of Commons in seven general elections between June 1997 and October 2015.

    Prime Minister Trudeau appointed Mr. Brison to the federal cabinet as President of the Treasury Board in November 2015. He serves as a member of the key Cabinet Committee on Agenda, Results and Communications that tracks progress on the government’s priorities; the Cabinet Committee on Inclusive Growth, Opportunities and Innovation that considers strategies to promote inclusive economic growth, opportunity...

  • The Honourable James Gordon Carr
    The Honourable James Gordon Carr
    Minister of Natural Resources

    Minister Carr has been a dedicated business and community leader in Winnipeg for more than 30 years. He began his career as a musician, as an oboist and trustee with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. He then moved on to journalism, working as an editorial writer and columnist with the Winnipeg Free Press as well as for CBC Radio.
    Jim entered public life in 1988, when he was elected to represent Fort Rouge in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. He was also the deputy leader of his party. Jim later went on to become the founding CEO of the Business Council of Manitoba...

  • The Honourable Bardish Chagger
    The Honourable Bardish Chagger
    Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism

    A natural leader and organizer, Bardish Chagger is devoted to inclusion and community building. From assisting with recreational sports for kids to volunteering with seniors, Bardish is committed to strengthening the bonds of the Waterloo community. Bardish was appointed as Leader of the Government in the House of Commons in August 2016.  She was also appointed Minister of Small Business and Tourism in November 2015.

    In her role with the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre, Bardish has worked to foster diversity within the community providing opportunities for social and...

  • François-Philippe Champagne
    The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne
    Minister of International Trade

    A businessman, lawyer, and international trade specialist, François-Philippe Champagne has over 20 years’ experience working for major companies worldwide. He has had a highly successful international career, and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, as well as “Personality of the Week La Presse/Radio-Canada” in 2009. More recently, he was involved in the field of green technology and the environment. Between December 2015 and January 2017, he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance.

    Over the years, François-Philippe has held key roles...

  • The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos
    The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos
    Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

    Jean-Yves Duclos was Director of the Department of Economics and a tenured professor at l’Université Laval. As a well-published author, conference speaker, and renowned economics expert, he was often asked to comment on current events in Quebec and Canada.

    In addition to his professorial duties, Jean-Yves held and co-founded the Industrial Alliance Research Chair on the Economics of Demographic Change, was President-elect of the Canadian Economics Association, and was a member of the Institut sur le vieillissement et la participation sociale des aînés. He was also Vice-President and...

  • The Honourable Kirsty Duncan
    The Honourable Kirsty Duncan
    Minister of Science

    Kirsty Duncan was an Associate Professor of Health Studies at the University of Toronto and the former Research Director for the AIC Institute of Corporate Citizenship at the Rotman School of Management. A renowned international speaker, she has lectured for such organizations as the National Geographic Society, the Government of Japan, and the Young Presidents’ Organization.

    She sat on the Advisory Board for Pandemic Flu for the Conference Board of Canada, and the University of Toronto, and has helped organizations throughout Canada and the United States prepare for a possible flu...

  • The Honourable Judy M. Foote
    The Honourable Judy M. Foote
    Minister of Public Services and Procurement

    Judy Foote was first elected federally as the Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s in 2008, and was re-elected in 2011. Following the redistribution of federal boundaries, Ms. Foote was elected as Member of Parliament for the new riding of Bonavista-Burin-Trinity in October 2015 with nearly 82 per cent of the vote — the highest percentage of any votes of any candidate in Canada.

    Ms. Foote was named to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet and sworn-in as Minister of Public Services and Procurement. The Department is the government's principal banker, accountant,...

  • The Honourable Chrystia Freeland
    The Honourable Chrystia Freeland
    Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Ms. Freeland was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre in a by-election in November 2013 and then re-elected in October 2015 as the Member of Parliament for University–Rosedale. Between November 2015 and January 2017, she served as Canada’s 18th Minister of International Trade.

    An esteemed journalist and author, Ms. Freeland was born in Peace River, Alberta. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University before continuing her studies on a Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford.

    After cutting her journalistic teeth as a...

  • The Honourable Marc Garneau
    The Honourable Marc Garneau
    Minister of Transport

    Marc Garneau has served his country his entire professional career, beginning with the Canadian Navy, then as an astronaut and President of the Canadian Space Agency, and now in political life.

    Marc began his service to Canada as a navy combat systems engineer in HMCS Algonquin from 1974 to 1976. He was promoted to commander in 1982 while at Staff College and was transferred to Ottawa in 1983. In January 1986, he was promoted to naval captain and retired from the navy in 1989.

    Marc was one of six Canadian astronauts selected out of over four thousand candidates in...

  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale
    The Honourable Ralph Goodale
    Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

    Ralph Goodale is one of Canada’s former finance ministers, as well as a former Opposition House Leader. Mr. Goodale holds the distinction of being selected by his peers as Canada’s first ever “Parliamentarian of the Year” in 2006.

    Raised on a family farm near Wilcox, Saskatchewan, he received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Regina in 1971, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan in 1972. He has practical experience in business, agriculture, law and broadcasting, as well as federal and provincial politics.

    He was first elected to the Parliament of...

  • Karina Gould
    The Honourable Karina Gould
    Minister of Democratic Institutions

    Karina Gould is a trade and investment specialist and community activist with deep roots in her hometown of Burlington, Ontario. Between December 2015 and January 2017, she served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development.

    Karina fuelled her passion for public service and international development by spending a year volunteering at an orphanage in Mexico.  As a student at McGill University, she served as president of the Arts Undergraduate Society and organized a $20,000 fundraising campaign for victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.  That same year,...

  • The Honourable Patricia A. Hajdu
    The Honourable Patricia A. Hajdu
    Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

    Patty Hajdu is well known and well respected within her community for her work on substance use issues, harm reduction, housing, and public health. She is a strong advocate for issues of equality, serving as Minister of Status of Women from November 2015 to January 2017.

    Patty was the Executive Director at Shelter House, and is the author of and was a key member of the Implementation Panel for the Thunder Bay Drug Strategy. In addition, she was on the Community Advisory Board for the Homelessness Partnering Strategy.

    Patty served as Chairperson for the Drug Awareness...

  • The Honourable Kent Hehr
    The Honourable Kent Hehr
    Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

    Kent Hehr represented the residents of downtown Calgary in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for more than seven years.

    Born and raised in Calgary, Kent’s life drastically changed when, just shy of his twenty-second birthday, while riding in a friend’s car, he was hit by a drive-by shooter leaving him paralyzed. The life-altering injury did not quash his ambitions—while still re-learning to use his fingers, Kent studied at the University of Calgary, earning his Bachelor of Canadian Studies, followed by his Bachelor of Law in 2001.

    Kent has practised law at the prestigious...

  • Ahmed D. Hussen
    The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen
    Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

    Ahmed Hussen is the Member of Parliament for the riding of York South-Weston. A lawyer and social activist, he has a proven track record of leadership and community empowerment.

    Born and raised in Somalia, Ahmed immigrated to Canada in 1993 where he settled in Regent Park and quickly gravitated towards public service. In 2002, he co-founded the Regent Park Community Council and was able to secure a $500 million revitalization project for Regent Park, all while ensuring the interests of the area’s nearly 15,000 residents were protected. Ahmed also served as the National President of...

  • The Honourable Mélanie Joly
    The Honourable Mélanie Joly
    Minister of Canadian Heritage

    A lawyer by training, Mélanie Joly is passionate about her city of Montréal and the power of positive politics.

    Mélanie worked at two major law firms in Montréal before making the leap into communications, as a managing partner of the Montréal office of the international communications firm Cohn & Wolfe. Founder of Le Vrai Changement pour Montréal party, Mélanie ran for mayor of Montréal in 2013.

    A firm believer in the importance of community involvement, Mélanie has served on numerous boards of directors, including those of the Régie des rentes du Québec, Fondation du...

  • The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc
    The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc
    Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

    The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc was first elected to the House of Commons in November 2000 and re-elected in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015.  He was appointed as Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard in May 2016.  He also served as Leader of the Government in the House of Commons from November 2015 to August 2016.   

    He has served on the Special Committee on Non-Medical Use of Drugs and the Standing Committees on Fisheries and Oceans, Transport and Government Operations, National Defence and Veterans Affairs, Public Accounts, Procedures and House Affairs,...

  • The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier
    The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier
    Minister of National Revenue

    As the former elected warden for the Regional County Municipality of Rocher Percé and owner of La Ferme du Petit Moulin, an outfitting operation, Diane Lebouthillier is profoundly familiar with the reality, strengths, and issues of Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

    Before entering politics, Diane spent more than 23 years working with the clients of the Rocher Percé Health and Social Services Centre. As part of the team working for the late Georges Mamelonet, who was Member of the National Assembly for the Gaspé, she worked on many social issues.

    In her community, Diane has...

  • The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay
    The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay
    Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

    Lawrence MacAulay, Member of Parliament for Cardigan, was first elected to the House of Commons on November 21, 1988, to represent Cardigan in eastern Prince Edward Island, and won his ninth consecutive election in October 2015.

    Mr. MacAulay’s Cabinet appointments have included Solicitor General of Canada, Minister of Labour, Secretary of State (Veterans), and Secretary of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency).

    He has served as Critic for Fisheries and Oceans and Seniors. In addition, he was Vice Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans...

  • The Honourable Catherine McKenna
    The Honourable Catherine McKenna
    Minister of Environment and Climate Change

    Catherine McKenna practiced competition and international trade law in Canada and Indonesia and was senior negotiator with the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in East Timor. She also served as senior advisor on the former Chief Justice Antonio Lamer’s review of Canada’s military justice system. Catherine co-founded Canadian Lawyers Abroad, a charitable organization that works in developing countries and with Indigenous communities in Canada. She served as Executive Director of the Banff Forum, a public policy organization for young leaders. Catherine taught at the Munk School of...

  • The Honourable Maryam Monsef
    The Honourable Maryam Monsef
    Minister of Status of Women

    Maryam Monsef is a dedicated community organizer, former Peterborough mayoral candidate, and co-recipient of the YMCA’s Peace Medallion. She served as Minister of Democratic Institutions from November 2015 to January 2017.

    Maryam is widely recognized as one of Peterborough’s most influential people and represented her city in 2013 at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. A passionate volunteer, Maryam has sat on the boards and committees of several high-profile organizations. She was the Vice-President of the YWCA of Peterborough Haliburton Board of Directors, and a...

  • The Honourable William Francis Morneau
    The Honourable William Francis Morneau
    Minister of Finance

    William Francis Morneau is an accomplished business leader who has been an active volunteer in Toronto Centre for more than 20 years.

    When consulting and outsourcing company Morneau Shepell was founded, it employed 200 people. After Bill assumed leadership of the family business in 1990, the company expanded to providing meaningful and stable work for over 3,300 families across Canada. 

    Bill studied retirement issues as a member of the Government of Ontario’s Pension Advisory Council and, in 2012, he was appointed as Pension Investment Advisor to Ontario’s Minister of...

  • The Honourable Jane Philpott
    The Honourable Jane Philpott
    Minister of Health

    The Honourable Jane Philpott was elected as MP for Markham-Stouffville on October 19, 2015 and appointed as Minister of Health November 4, 2015.

    Prior to entering politics, Dr. Philpott led an extensive career in family medicine, public health, medical education and global advocacy for HIV/AIDS.

    Dr. Philpott studied medicine at the University of Western Ontario,  completed a Family Medicine residency at the University of Ottawa, and a Tropical Medicine fellowship in Toronto. In 2012, she completed a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Toronto.


  • The Honourable Carla Qualtrough
    The Honourable Carla Qualtrough
    Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities

    A successful lawyer, dedicated volunteer, and Paralympic swimmer, Carla Qualtrough’s commitment to addressing inequality and championing diversity makes her a strong advocate for Delta.

    Committed to equity and inclusion, Carla has practised human rights law at the federal and provincial levels. She chaired the Minister’s Council on Employment and Accessibility in British Columbia, and was an adjudicator with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal. Carla has been visually impaired since birth.

    Passionate about the power of sport and physical activity to change lives,...

  • The Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan
    The Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan
    Minister of National Defence

    Harjit Singh Sajjan has served Canada and his community as both a soldier and a police officer. He continues his service to Canada as the Member of Parliament for Vancouver South and as Minister of National Defence.

    Harjit is a retired Lieutenant-Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces and a combat veteran. He was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina and served three separate deployments to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Harjit has received numerous recognitions for his service, including the Meritorious Service Medal for reducing the Taliban’s influence in Kandahar Province. He is also a recipient...

  • L’honorable Amarjeet Sohi
    The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi
    Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

    Elected three times as an Edmonton City Councillor, Amarjeet Sohi became the Member of Parliament for Edmonton Mill Woods in 2015.

    Dedicated to improving Edmonton’s infrastructure and livability, Amarjeet represented the city on the Canadian Urban Transit Association, and has been a strong advocate for light rail transit. Amarjeet also advocated municipal interests to other levels of government through his delegation to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. He has been a prominent leader on municipal and provincial issues, volunteering with Public Interest Alberta, the...

  • L’honorable Jody Wilson-Raybould
    The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould
    Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

    Jody Wilson-Raybould is a lawyer, advocate, and leader among British Columbia’s First Nations. As a former Regional Chief of the BC Assembly of First Nations, Jody brings extensive experience in law, public service, and First Nations governance to Cabinet.

    After being called to the Bar in 2000, Jody began her legal career working as a provincial crown prosecutor in Vancouver. She later served as an advisor at the BC Treaty Commission, a body established to oversee treaty negotiations between First Nations and the Crown. In 2004, Jody was elected as Commissioner by the Chiefs of the...