Following the recent federal election, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced his new Cabinet on October 30, 2008. The Cabinet grew from 31 in 2006 to 38 members, and now contains 11 women, up from 7. In choosing his cabinet, Prime Minister Harper sought to reflect the diversity of this country and carefully balance his caucus with members coming from all parts of Canada, from Nunavut, to British Columbia to Prince Edward Island.

type Government Relations Bulletin - October 31, 2008 - The New Federal Cabinet