Lawrence MacAulay appointed to Justin Trudeau cabinet
Lawrence MacAulay will be Canada's new Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
Lawrence MacAulay has been appointed federal minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and will be P.E.I.'s representative in the federal cabinet.
It first became clear that MacAulay was in the cabinet at about 11 a.m. AT, when he was spotted walking with Justin Trudeau and other cabinet members to Rideau Hall.
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It was almost another hour, however, before the post he would hold was announced.
Lawrence MacAulay is P.E.I.'s longest-serving MP, representing Cardigan since 1988.
He is a former minister of Labour and solicitor general.
MacAulay won a massive victory on election night, Oct. 19, winning 65 per cent of the vote.
Reaction from CBC P.E.I.'s Facebook page was overwhelmingly positive.
"Lawrence has proven himself to Islanders for years. P.E.I. couldn't ask for a better voice in Ottawa," said Scott Marlin.
Give him his due @L_MacAulayMP is the ultimate political survivor <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cndpoli?src=hash">#cndpoli</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/peipoli?src=hash">#peipoli</a>—@PaulMacNeill