Canada’s Aerospace Industry Welcomes New Federal Cabinet

October 26, 2021

“Our message is clear:  A strong national aerospace industry has arguably never been more important. Canada needs a strategy to secure and grow its aerospace industry in a fiercely competitive international market. We need a future-facing plan for our aviation, space and defence sectors for the next 30 years.  Canada’s competitors are already reaping the benefits of a long-term strategic approach based on government-industry partnership.”  – Mike Mueller, President & CEO, AIAC.

The Ministers responsible for key portfolios relating to aerospace are as follows:

  • François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
  • Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
  • Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport
  • Anita Anand, Minister of Defence
  • Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Filomena Tassi,  Minister of Public Services and Procurement 
  • Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development & Disability Inclusion
  • Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development

Ministers with responsibility for Regional Development Agencies are as follows:

  • Harjit Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada
  • Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
  • Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada, and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
  • Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
  • Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario
  • Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

The full Cabinet list can be found here: https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2021/10/26/prime-minister-welcomes-new-cabinet