Canada's first equal cabinet

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Justin Trudeau names Canada's first equal cabinet with 15 men and 15 women 'because it's 2015'

The new Canadian prime minister has named his first ministerial cabinet - the first in the country's history to have gender parity.

And, in a shock 'politician recognises it's the 21st century move, he's picked 15 men and 15 women - the first gender balanced ministerial team in the country's history.

"It's important to be here before you today to present to Canada a cabinet that looks like Canada," 43-year-old Trudeau said, after being sworn-in as the 23rd prime minister in front of huge crowds, who gathered around large screens outside the governor general's official residence, Rideau Hall.

Canada's first equal cabinet

Instead of arriving in the traditional black cars favoured by ministers of state, Trudeau and his family stepped off a bus, greeting the crowd and taking selfies with them.

When asked why he's chosen equal numbers of men and women, the second youngest Canadian PM simply answered: 'Because it's 2015'.

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