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Newly elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes a group photo with his Cabinet ministers at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Nov. 4, 2015
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has chosen to appoint women to half the positions in his Cabinet.

Why did he do it? “Because it’s 2015,” the new PM said, according to NBC News.

His female half of the 30 minister Cabinet includes Jane Philpott, the Health Minister; Jody Wilson-Raybould, the Justice Minister and Attorney General; and Catherine McKenna, who was appointed Environment and Climate Change Minister, the network reports. CBC News has a full list of the Cabinet ministers here.


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