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Trudeau’s cabinet includes first Aboriginal woman to be Justice Minister

High praise for Prime Minister Trudeau in BC, following the appointment of three metro Vancouver MPs to his 30 member cabinet this week, which includes an equal number of men and women.

Premier Clark was at the front of a long line of provincial officials claiming BC will have a strong voice in the new Liberal government.

Included in the BC trio was former Paralympic and World Champion medalist, and human rights attorney, Carla Qualtrough, who is the new Sports Minister.

Meantime, Harjit Sajjan a Bosnian and Afghanistan combat veteran, and decorated Lieutenant-Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces, will serve as the Countries first Sikh Defence Minister.

And, in another first-ever cabinet appointment Jody Wilson Raybould was the Prime Minister’s choice as Justice Minister and Attorney-General.

That’s former BC Attorney-General Wally Oppal, who was also the Commissioner of the Missing Women’s Inquiry.

He’s optimistic that the appointment of the former regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations will lead to meaningful terms of reference for a national inquiry into the long-standing Highway of Tears case.

The Liberals have committed to ‘immediately’ launch a $40 million inquiry, and BC First Nations leaders are also confident Mr. Trudeau will deliver on the campaign promise.

This is Grand Chief Ed John.

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