OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the following changes to the Ministry at a swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall:
The Honourable Julian Fantino, as Minister of International Cooperation, will keep advancing efforts to make Canadian aid effective and accountable.
The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, as Associate Minister of National Defence, will ensure the Canadian Armed Forces have the equipment needed to be successful in their missions. Minister Valcourt will continue his work as Minister of State (Atlantic
Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie).
"These changes to the Ministry ensure continuity as we focus on creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity," said the Prime Minister. "Mr. Fantino and Mr. Valcourt bring strong leadership experience to these important positions."