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New Health Minister - Government of Canada

Aug 28, 2017

New Health Minister - Government of Canada

New Brunswick MP Ginette Petitpas Taylor has been named Canada's minister of health. Petitpas Taylor, the Liberal MP for Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe, was sworn in at Rideau Hall on August 28, 2017.

Petitpas Taylor is the second New Brunswicker to take a seat in the cabinet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, after Beauséjour MP Dominic LeBlanc, minister of fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.

Petitpas Taylor succeeds Jane Philpott, who is now minister of Indigenous services.