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Transportation Minister Paula Biggar invited to Justin Trudeau's swearing-in as PM

P.E.I. Transportation Minister Paula Biggar has been invited to the swearing-in ceremony of Justin Trudeau and his cabinet Wednesday in Ottawa because of her work on the Liberal's election-readiness team.

P.E.I. Transportation Minister volunteered on the Liberal Party's election-readiness team

Paula Biggar worked on the Liberal Party of Canada's election-readiness team. (Krystalle Ramlakhan/CBC)

P.E.I. Transportation Minister Paula Biggar has been invited to the swearing-in ceremony of Justin Trudeau as prime minister and his cabinet Wednesday in Ottawa because of her work on the Liberal's election-readiness team.

Biggar says she was excited when she received notification on Sunday evening that she would be going to Rideau Hall.

"It is an historic event. It marks a change in government certainly. But the comeback of the Liberal party from third-place standing in the House of Commons with 35 seats to a major majority is historic," said Biggar.

"But also Justin Trudeau is the son of Pierre Trudeau and that marks a historic event, that he is the only son of a prime minister to also be elected prime minister."

Biggar notes the P.E.I. government trip is not paying for the trip.

She said she was granted the invitation solely because she worked as a volunteer with the Liberal Party of Canada.

CBC News will be live streaming the swearing-in at 11:30 AT.

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