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Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet Has a Disproportionate Number of Former Corporate Executives

Nearly one-third of Justin Trudeau's cabinet ministers previously worked as corporate executives or in other roles linked to business interests before entering Parliament.

Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet Has a Disproportionate Number of Former Corporate Executives
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By Alex Cosh

Nearly one-third of Justin Trudeau's cabinet ministers previously worked as corporate executives or in other roles linked to business interests before entering Parliament, new analysis by The Maple has found.

Of Trudeau's 38 cabinet ministers, eight served directly as corporate executives or business managers. By comparison, data from Statistics Canada shows that 111,072 professionals, or 0.7 per cent of the aggregate industrial workforce, worked in “management of companies and enterprises” in 2020.

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