A new Nova Scotia Liberal MP has secured a seat at the federal cabinet table.

Liberal MP for West Nova, Robert Thibault was named the new minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) in Ottawa Tuesday morning.

Thibault beat out Tory MP Mark Muise in the recent November federal election.

He'll replace Liberal Bernie Boudreau as the man in charge of ACOA.

Boudreau lost his election fight to New Democrat Wendy Lill in Dartmouth.