The Smoke and Mirrors Behind the “Gender-rrific” Cabinet Appointments

In 2015, you can still tell bald-faced lies to a gullible public:

Trudeau unveiled his historic cabinet on Wednesday that featured 15 men and 15 women. But a report on iPolitics brought into question the status of five female MPs, who were named as ministers of state in the orders in council (OIC) notes.

Marie-Claude Bibeau (international development and la Francophonie), Bardish Chagger (small business and tourism), Kristy Duncan (science), Patricia Hajdu (status of women) and Carla Qualtrough (sport and persons with disabilities) were all described as “a Minister of State to be styled minister” of their portfolio in the notes.

All five women also report to another cabinet minister and do not have their own department, technically making them junior ministers. Duncan and Chagger will assist Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, Hajdu and Qualtrough will answer to Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly, while Bibeau will serve under Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion.

None of the men appointed to cabinet were given minister of state positions.

A Liberal source who spoke only on background about the cabinet appointments, told Yahoo Canada News there are “bureaucratic hoops” but “our intention is that these are all full ministers and they are equal. There is no difference between them.”

Then why were they not made into full ministers?


(Below: screen cap of the appointments.)


(Courtesy: SDA)

  • The Trudeau admin will be the most despicable Canada has witnessed.

    • V10_Rob

      Devil’s Advocate: This suggests someone pulling Pony’s strings is not entirely drunk on the kool-aid. Meaningless pageantry to keep the SJWs applauding like seals while the real business happens outside the limelight.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Yes, you can pee on Lisa Laflamme and she will believe you when you tell her it is raining.

  • Fred Ziffel

    When asked why so many women, Trudeau gave an exasperated “because its 2015.”

    Actually quotas for women was the fight of a decade ago. Get with the times PJ. Now that it is 2015, the progressive question should have been how many LGBTQetcetcetc do you have in cabinet?