August 31, 2022 11:39am
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made some changes in a minor cabinet shuffle.
It was announced Wednesday that Minister Filomena Tassi wanted to spend more time in Southern Ontario due to family reasons.
And so, she will move from the Ministry of Public Services and Procurement, to become Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
Tassi became Minister of Public Services and Procurement in 2021, after serving as Minister of Seniors, and then Minister of Labour. Under her leadership, Public Services and Procurement Canada played a central role in the government’s response to the pandemic, which continues to include the procurement of COVID-19 booster doses. According to the federal government, the department also made progress on a number of important issues, among them modernizing the government’s procurement processes, advancing green procurement to help reach our climate goals, and increasing diversity in government contracts.
In her new role, Tassi will ensure the continued strength of FedDev Ontario as it aims to create good middle-class jobs, drive clean economic growth in the region, and support small and medium-sized businesses in Southern Ontario.
Helena Jaczek gives up her job at FedDev Ontario to become Minister of Public Services and Procurement.
A statement from the government said that, as Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario since 2021, Jaczek helped create jobs and economic growth in southern Ontario by championing the delivery of regionally tailored programs and services. In her new role, she will leverage the government’s purchasing power to increase access to economic opportunity for more Canadians while ensuring federal procurement supports Canada’s transition to a clean economy.