Vancouver has a second cabinet minister going into the federal election in October.
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Joyce Murray as president of the Treasury Board and the minister of digital government.
Murray, the Liberal MP for Vancouver Quadra, had been parliamentary secretary to the president of the Treasury Board and minister of digital government since 2015.
She was a cabinet minister in the Gordon Campbell–led B.C. Liberal government more than a decade ago.
Murray was elected to Parliament in a 2008 by-election, succeeding Stephen Owen as the Liberal MP.
In 2012, she decided to run against Trudeau for the Liberal leadership, promising to legalize cannabis and to cooperate with other parties to try to end Conservative rule.
She and her husband, Dirk Brinkman, cofounded Brinkman and Associates Reforestation, which has planted more than one billion trees.
Vancouver's other cabinet minister, Harjit Sajjan (Vancouver South), oversees national defence.
In 2015, Trudeau appointed Vancouver Granville MP Jody Wilson-Raybould to his initial cabinet as the justice minister and attorney general. She resigned on February 12 as the minister of veterans affairs not long after she lost the justice portfolio.