Prime Minister Trudeau reveals mandate letters, outlines shift for RDAs

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released the ministerial mandate letters on Friday morning, outlining the work to be done by his 35 newly appointed Cabinet members.

The letters come just shy of a month since Trudeau revealed his new cabinet, which saw some movement on who will be responsible for Canada’s innovation and technology sector.

The mandate letters confirm a shift in the federal government’s Regional Development Agencies (RDA) program, which are six groups that are meant to support regional economic growth through innovation.

As BetaKit reported in November, Mélanie Joly, minister of economic development and official languages, is taking over responsibility for the federal government’s RDAs, which were previously under Minister Navdeep Bains. Joly will run the RDAs within the department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) portfolio.

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