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I give you the Martin cabinet

Chris

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Martin becomes prime minister
Last Updated Fri, 12 Dec 2003 11:43:50

OTTAWA - Paul Martin became Canada's 21st prime minister on Friday morning, at the same time installing a new cabinet designed to signal a break from the previous government of Jean Chrétien.

Martin appointed 39 cabinet members, most of them newcomers to the inner circle.

Anne McLellan becomes deputy prime minister and minister of public safety and emergency preparedness.

Her appointment, along with that of Ralph Goodale, who takes on the finance portfolio, marks an effort by Martin to reach out to western Canada, where Liberals have long had trouble electing members of Parliament.

A native cleansing ceremony preceded the swearing in by Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson at Rideau Hall.

Jean Chrétien handed his resignation to Clarkson earlier Friday, closing a 40-year career in federal politics, and a decade as prime minister.

Martin brings with him sweeping changes to cabinet and a promise to usher in broad reforms to the federal government.

"As prime minister, I look forward to the opportunity to rally Canadians toward a new sense of national purpose and around a new agenda of change and achievement," Martin said.

"We are going to change the way things work in Ottawa in order to re-engage Canadians in the political process and achieve demonstrable progress on our priorities."

Nonetheless, 15 ministers from Chrétien's cabinet stay, some of them retaining their former roles, including Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham and Environment Minister David Anderson.

Pierre Pettigrew gets both health and intergovernmental affairs. John McCallum moves to veterans affairs. Lucienne Robillard becomes head of the Treasury Board.

Former industry minister and leadership hopeful Allan Rock becomes Canada's ambassador to the United Nations.

Martin has long spoken of the need to address a "democratic deficit" in Parliament.

Backbenchers who serve as parliamentary secretaries to ministers will have larger roles. They are being sworn in to the Privy Council, which gives some of the privileges of cabinet.

Martin has always said his campaign for the prime minister's job wasn't inspired by his father, who grasped for but never got the Liberal leadership in the 1950s and '60s.

But for his swearing in, Martin gave a nod to his dad by bringing the flag that flew at half-mast on Parliament Hill on Sept. 14, 1992, the day Paul Martin Sr. died.



Written by CBC News Online staff
 

Chris

Well-Known TRIBEr
The Right Honourable Paul Martin
Prime Minister of Canada


The Honourable Jacob Austin
Leader of the Government in the Senate

The Honourable David Anderson
Minister of the Environment



The Honourable Ralph Goodale
Minister of Finance


The Honourable Anne McLellan
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness



The Honourable Lucienne Robillard
Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec





The Honourable Pierre Pettigrew
Minister of Health, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister responsible for Official Languages



The Honourable James Scott Peterson
Minister of International Trade



The Honourable Andrew Mitchell
Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development



The Honourable Claudette Bradshaw
Minister of Labour and Minister responsible for Homelessness




The Honourable Denis Coderre
President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, Minister responsible for La Francophonie, and Minister responsible for the Office of Indian Residential Schools Resolution



The Honourable Rey D. Pagtakhan
Minister of Western Economic Diversification





The Honourable John McCallum
Minister of Veterans Affairs



The Honourable Stephen Owen
Minister of Public Works and Government Services





The Honourable William Graham
Minister of Foreign Affairs



The Honourable Stan Kazmierczak Keyes
Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Sport)





The Honourable Robert Speller
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food



The Honourable Joseph Volpe
Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development





The Honourable Reg Alcock
President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board



The Honourable Geoff Regan
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans





The Honourable Tony Valeri
Minister of Transport



The Honourable David Pratt
Minister of National Defence





The Honourable Jacques Saada
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform



The Honourable Irwin Cotler
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada





The Honourable Judy Sgro
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration



The Honourable Hélène Chalifour Scherrer
Minister of Canadian Heritage





The Honourable John Efford
Minister of Natural Resources



The Honourable Liza Frulla
Minister of Social Development





The Honourable Ethel Blondin-Andrew
Minister of State (Children and Youth)



The Honourable Andy Scott
Minister of State (Infrastructure)





The Honourable Gar Knutson
Minister of State (New and Emerging Markets)



The Honourable Denis Paradis
Minister of State (Financial Institutions)





The Honourable Jean Augustine
Minister of State (Multiculturalism and Status of Women)



The Honourable Joseph Comuzzi
Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario)





The Honourable Albina Guarnieri
Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Civil Preparedness)



The Honourable Joseph McGuire
Minister of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency



The Honourable Mauril Bélanger
Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons



The Honourable Carolyn Bennett
Minister of State (Public Health)





The Honourable Aileen Carroll
Minister for International Cooperation
 

OTIS

TRIBE Member
Although he's considered fiscally conservative, his form of conservatism is more of the traditional form that means being more financially responsible than mimicking the current idiotic trend of public sell-offs, and supply side tax-break conservatism. It'll be interesting to see. Other than that, it's really hard to pigeonhole or title what kind of leader he'll be. It's been indicated strongly that his passion for democracy at every level will be reflective in his policy and reforms as he is concentrating allot of his internal management energy into sweeping out corruptive processes or at least ones that do not reflect democratic values. As for how much of that to believe that I'm not sure but he does seem quite genuinely passionate in what he says, and hopefully implemented policy will bring good things. I do think he'll be good for Canada's Image, as I think he'll represent us as a stronger, less-indecisive country on the international stage. Lastly I find it very encouraging that he allied with David Miller in the airport bridge and appointed a more left leaning justice minister who will deal with the laws regarding Marijuana & Gay marriage reform in a way that’s progressive and reflective of what Chretien wanted when he began them.
 

~atp~

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by OTIS
Although he's considered fiscally conservative, his form of conservatism is more of the traditional form that means being more financially responsible than mimicking the current idiotic trend of public sell-offs, and supply side tax-break conservatism. It'll be interesting to see. Other than that, it's really hard to pigeonhole or title what kind of leader he'll be. It's been indicated strongly that his passion for democracy at every level will be reflective in his policy and reforms as he is concentrating allot of his internal management energy into sweeping out corruptive processes or at least ones that do not reflect democratic values. As for how much of that to believe that I'm not sure but he does seem quite genuinely passionate in what he says, and hopefully implemented policy will bring good things. I do think he'll be good for Canada's Image, as I think he'll represent us as a stronger, less-indecisive country on the international stage. Lastly I find it very encouraging that he allied with David Miller in the airport bridge and appointed a more left leaning justice minister who will deal with the laws regarding Marijuana & Gay marriage reform in a way that’s progressive and reflective of what Chretien wanted when he began them.


"This statement is false"
 

~atp~

TRIBE Member
^^^ Sorry, I'm probably being obscure with that....I'm implying that I agree with Otis when he says that we won't know what Martin's like until we see him in action because the rest is just political rhetoric.

My above quote is an unproveable statement, that is, it isn't true or false, which is my way of saying "Yep, Otis is right, we have no fucking clue what's going to happen because what's been said means nothing."



....anyway, carry on...
 
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2canplay

TRIBE Member
I'm encouraged by these appointments. I like Heritage going to a Quebecois. I like Mclellan and Petigrew. Looks like some decent choices.

The only thing that sort of scares me about Martin is that he seems really, really, cozy with Bay Street - however, it is more than possible to have excellent ties with the business community and still be progressive. After all, some of the biggest names in Canadian Business are hardcore liberals: Stronach, Asper, Desmarais, Schwartz, etc. This actualy might be a major reason why our country has managed to retain our socially progressive mindset.
 

Ditto Much

TRIBE Member
- do I think he is capable of runnin a country? Yes

- do I I think he can represent all canadians regardless of race,
creed or economic status? Yeah strange as it sounds I think he think he actually can, and I think he can keep a balance that will keep people happy.


- do I want him to be PM? Nope


Best of luck to him, hope he does a good job. But something about him always bugged me and I just can't look past it. Something suggests that he is just to quick to jump. I like my PM's as lazy as possible.
 

Mike Richards

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by ChrisD
The Left Honourable Mike Richards
Minister of Bad-Mouthing the US

The Right Honourable Paul Martin
Prime Minister of Canada


The Honourable Jacob Austin
Leader of the Government in the Senate

The Honourable David Anderson
Minister of the Environment



The Honourable Ralph Goodale
Minister of Finance


The Honourable Anne McLellan
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness



The Honourable Lucienne Robillard
Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec





The Honourable Pierre Pettigrew
Minister of Health, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister responsible for Official Languages



The Honourable James Scott Peterson
Minister of International Trade



The Honourable Andrew Mitchell
Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development



The Honourable Claudette Bradshaw
Minister of Labour and Minister responsible for Homelessness




The Honourable Denis Coderre
President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, Minister responsible for La Francophonie, and Minister responsible for the Office of Indian Residential Schools Resolution



The Honourable Rey D. Pagtakhan
Minister of Western Economic Diversification





The Honourable John McCallum
Minister of Veterans Affairs



The Honourable Stephen Owen
Minister of Public Works and Government Services





The Honourable William Graham
Minister of Foreign Affairs



The Honourable Stan Kazmierczak Keyes
Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Sport)





The Honourable Robert Speller
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food



The Honourable Joseph Volpe
Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development





The Honourable Reg Alcock
President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board



The Honourable Geoff Regan
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans





The Honourable Tony Valeri
Minister of Transport



The Honourable David Pratt
Minister of National Defence





The Honourable Jacques Saada
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform



The Honourable Irwin Cotler
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada





The Honourable Judy Sgro
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration



The Honourable Hélène Chalifour Scherrer
Minister of Canadian Heritage





The Honourable John Efford
Minister of Natural Resources



The Honourable Liza Frulla
Minister of Social Development





The Honourable Ethel Blondin-Andrew
Minister of State (Children and Youth)



The Honourable Andy Scott
Minister of State (Infrastructure)





The Honourable Gar Knutson
Minister of State (New and Emerging Markets)



The Honourable Denis Paradis
Minister of State (Financial Institutions)





The Honourable Jean Augustine
Minister of State (Multiculturalism and Status of Women)



The Honourable Joseph Comuzzi
Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario)





The Honourable Albina Guarnieri
Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Civil Preparedness)



The Honourable Joseph McGuire
Minister of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency



The Honourable Mauril Bélanger
Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons



The Honourable Carolyn Bennett
Minister of State (Public Health)





The Honourable Aileen Carroll
Minister for International Cooperation
 
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