Chris Alexander, BA’89, (at left in photo) and Greg Rickford, BCL’05, LLB’05, have been appointed to positions in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet.
Following this week’s cabinet shuffle, Alexander, an MP for Ontario’s Ajax-Pickering riding, will serve as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, while Rickford, an MP for the Kenora riding, also in Ontario, is Canada’s new Minister of Science and Technology.
Alexander was previously an ambassador to Afghanistan. Prior to entering politics, Rickford served as a nurse and lawyer in Kenora’s First Nations community.
Another McGill graduate, Joe Oliver, BA’61, BCL’64, will remain Minister of Natural Resources, a post he has held since May 2011.