(Al Jazeera) Justin Trudeau will swear in a new cabinet later this month, the Canadian prime minister has announced, after his Liberal Party secured another minority government in a hard-fought election last month.
Trudeau said in a statement on Friday the new cabinet would be unveiled on October 26 and Parliament would return on November 22.
The fight against the COVID-19 pandemic remains a top priority, he said, as the party has committed to ensuring all domestic air and train passengers as well as all federal employees are fully vaccinated against the virus, among other measures.
“The government will also deliver on its commitments to establish a standardized proof of vaccination for Canadians travelling internationally while supporting provincial and territorial proof of vaccination programs, and introduce legislation to make it a criminal offence to harass or threaten health care workers,” Trudeau said.
The gap between the election and recalling the House of Commons on November 22 will be 63 days, which is unusually long for Canada.