Gender, regions to play major role in Cabinet – The Aquinian

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Gender, regions to play major role in Cabinet – The Aquinian

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 2015548 Views

It’s two weeks after the federal election and Justin Trudeau will soon announce his cabinet. There has been a great deal of speculation as to who will or won’t be included in this first big decision.
According to Tom Bateman, political science professor at St. Thomas, part of what makes this decision so fascinating is we are unsure of how the Liberals will govern this time around.

“He’s made some pretty bold promises which I don’t think he will be able to ignore on public policy questions,” said Bateman. “So how new, different and unconventional will he be?”

Trudeau promised even before the writ dropped a Liberal cabinet would have an equal amount of women and men. Professor Patrick Malcolmson, author of The Canadian Regime, said we might be seeing a new convention in Canadian politics.

“There’s a whole variety of things, I would say about ten different factors enter into what you’re looking to represent in a cabinet,” said Malcolmson.

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