UPDATE: Two Manitobans Carr and Mihychuk named to federal cabinet
WINNIPEG — MaryAnn Mihychuk and Jim Carr have been named to Justin Trudeau’s cabinet.
The pair were sworn into cabinet during a ceremony Wednesday morning at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn’t take any risks with his cabinet choices, said one political analyst.
Royce Koop says picking MaryAnn Mihychuk for Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and Jim Carr for Minister of Natural Resources were safe choices.
“Clearly Mihychuk got the junior portfolio here , Jim Carr is going to be the senior cabinet minister for Manitoba,” said Koop.
He expected St. Boniface MP Dan Vandal or Winnipeg Centre MP Robert Falcon-Ouellette would be selected.
“This government says it’s serious about municipal issues, if it was really serious it would have included someone like Vandal, long experience in city government,” said Koop. “Trudeau picked a very conservative cabinet.”
Mayor Brian Bowman says he looks forward to working with the local cabinet ministers and plans to hold Trudeau to his promise of helping fund rapid transit and infrastructure.
“I’m looking forward to moving files like infrastructure for road work as well as public transit those were two big commitments that the liberals made,” said Bowman.
Mihychyk was newly elected in Kildonan-St. Paul, while Carr defeated conservative incumbent Joyce Batemen on October 19.
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