Today, the swearing in ceremony for our 23rd Prime Minister was held in Ottawa.
Our outgoing Prime Minister had become famous for controlling guests lists to traditionally public events, restricting media access and even controlling what our scientists are allowed to say about important issues like climate change. He has an old-fashioned idea about women and their place in the world.
So it was refreshing to watch our new Prime Minister and his cabinet sworn in, a cabinet that represents the diverse cultures of Canada. It’s also the first cabinet in the history of Canada to have gender parity.
My favourite moment from today was Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s response to the question about gender parity:
Justin Trudeau: “Because it’s 2015”Asked why he went with gender equality in his cabinet today, Justin Trudeau said: “Because it’s 2015.”
Posted by CBC News on Wednesday, November 4, 2015
“Sunny ways, my friends.”