Michelle Rempel has been named minister of state for western economic diversification.
Some facts about Rempel:
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From: Born in Winnipeg on Feb. 14, 1980.
Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Manitoba
Past work: Worked as the director of the University of Calgary's institutional programs division, in the technology commercialization division of the University of Manitoba and as a managerial consultant in Calgary.
Political experience: Elected as the Conservative MP for Calgary Centre-North on May 2, 2011. Named parliamentary secretary to the minister of the environment on May 25, 2011.
Did you know? She is a classically trained pianist and has trained as a sommelier.