01/05/2015 05:53 EST | Updated 01/05/2015 05:59 EST

Erin O'Toole, New Veterans Affairs Minister: 7 Things To Know (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Canadians have a new minister of veterans affairs after Julian Fantino's tumultuous tenure in the role came to an end Monday.

Erin O'Toole, MP for Ontario's Durham riding, has taken up the job of improving relations with veterans that became testy, to say the least, under Fantino's watch.

As Maclean's points out, O'Toole may be well-placed to build bridges because he's a veteran himself.

But that's not all there is to O'Toole.

Here are seven things to know about O'Toole, Canada's new veterans affairs minister:

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