Yes, Trudeau's Latest Cabinet Shuffle Is A Big Deal And These 34 Pics Show You Why

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History was unexpectedly made Friday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named rookie MP Bardish Chagger Government House Leader.

Chagger, who was first elected to Parliament in October, is the first woman ever to hold the high-profile position. On top of that glass ceiling-smashing fact, she’s also the first visible minority to be appointed to the role.

“I am so proud to be part of a cabinet that reflects Canada. That's why today is another exciting day,” she said at a press conference shortly after a swearing-in ceremony.

The 36-year-old Waterloo, Ont. MP will continue her role as minister of small business and tourism. She replaces Dominic LeBlanc as House leader.

To really put things into perspective, here’s a visual representation of how far Canada has come since Ian Alistair Mackenzie was the first appointee to the role in 1944.

Ian Alistair Mackenzie

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Liberal government house leader 1944-1948. (Photo: Library and Archives Canada)

Alphonse Fournier


Liberal government house leader 1948-1953. (Photo: Arthur Roy/Library and Archives Canada)

Walter Edward Harris


Liberal government house leader 1953-1957. (Photo: Arthur Roy/Library and Archives Canada)

Howard Charles Green


Progressive Conservative government house leader 1957-1959. (Photo: Arthur Roy/Library and Archives Canada)

Gordon Minto Churchill


Progressive Conservative government house leader 1960-1963. (Photo: Archives of Manitoba)

John Whitney Pickersgill


Liberal government house leader in 1963. (Photo: Philip S. Shackleton/National Film Board of Canada)

Guy Favreau

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Liberal government house leader in 1964. (Photo: Bob Olsen/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

George James McIlraith


Liberal government house leader 1964-1967. (Photo: Arthur Roy/Library and Archives Canada)

Allan Joseph MacEachen


Served as Liberal government house leader 1967-1968. (Photo: Arthur Roy/Library and Archives Canada)

Donald Stovel Macdonald

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Liberal government house leader 1968-1970. (Photo: Tony Bock/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Allan Joseph MacEachen — again


Liberal government house leader 1970-1974. (Photo: Arthur Roy/Library and Archives Canada)

Mitchell William Sharp

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Liberal government house leader 1974-1976. (Photo: Pat Brennan/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Allan Joseph MacEachen — for the third time


Liberal government house leader 1976-1979. (Photo: Arthur Roy/Library and Archives Canada)

Walter David Baker


Progressive Conservative government house leader in 1979. (Photo: House of Commons)

Yvon Pinard


Liberal government house leader 1980-1984. (Photo: House of Commons)

André Ouellet

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Liberal government house leader in 1984. (Photo: Don Dutton/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Ramon John Hnatyshyn


Progressive Conservative government house leader 1984-1986. (Photo: Harry Palmer/Library and Archives Canada)

Donald Frank Mazankowski


Progressive Conservative government house leader 1986-1988. (Photo: Lieutenant Governor of Alberta website)

Douglas Grinslade Lewis


Progressive Conservative government house leader 1989-1990. (Photo: House of Commons)

Harvie Andre

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Progressive Conservative government house leader 1990-1993. (Photo: Frank Lennon/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Douglas Grinslade Lewis — again


Progressive Conservative government house leader 1989-1990. (Photo: House of Commons)

Herb Eser Gray

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Liberal government house leader 1993-1997. (Photo: The Canadian Press)

Don Boudria

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Liberal government house leader 1997-2002. (Photo: Patrick Doyle/AFP/Getty Images)

Ralph Goodale

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Liberal government house leader 1993-1997. (Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

Don Boudria — again

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Liberal government house leader 1997-2002. (Photo: Patrick Doyle/AFP/Getty Images)

Jacques Saada

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Liberal government house leader 2003-2004. (Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

Tony Valeri

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Liberal government house leader 2004-2006. (Photo: Chuck Stoody/The Canadian Press)

Rob Nicholson

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Conservative government house leader 2006-2007. (Photo: Tom Hanson/The Canadian Press)

Peter Van Loan

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Conservative government house leader 2007-2008. (Photo: Chuck Stoody/The Canadian Press)

Jay D. Hill

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Conservative government house leader 2008-2010. (Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

John Baird

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Conservative government house leader 2010-2011. (Photo: Getty Images)

Peter Van Loan — again

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Conservative government house leader 2011-2015. (Photo: The Canadian Press)

Dominic LeBlanc

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Liberal government house leader 2015-2016. (Photo:The Canadian Press)

Bardish Chagger

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Liberal government’s new house leader. (Photo: Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Seventy-two years of a male-dominated Parliamentary position, extinguished.

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