Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose Liberal Party won the recent legislative elections, announced that the new government will be sworn in next month.
Trudeau added during a press conference that he had asked Chrystia Freeland to continue to perform the duties of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, and she agreed.
Trudeau pledged to maintain equal representation for women in his new government after three women ministers lost their posts.
He indicated that the priority of his government will be to compel federal employees to vaccinate against the Coronavirus at a time when the country is facing the fourth wave of the epidemic, adding that he will announce this in the coming days.
He also confirmed that lawmakers would return to the House of Commons before the fall was over, without setting any date.
It is noteworthy that the Liberals won 159 seats in Parliament in the elections that took place on September 20, while the Conservatives got 119 seats, the New Democrats got 25, and the Bloc Québécois got 33 seats.