Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is splitting up the Indigenous file between ministers Jane Philpott and Carolyn Bennett, as part of Monday’s cabinet shuffle that also saw rookie MPs Seamus O’Regan and Ginette Petitpas Taylor promoted to the front bench.
Embattled Conservative Julian Fantino has been demoted from his position as veterans affairs minister to a junior cabinet role after less than 18 months on the job, and critics are welcoming the shuffle.
An email from the Prime Minister's Office used combat-like language in a discussion about helping new cabinet ministers transition into their jobs, suggesting a list of "friend and enemy stakeholders" was needed as part of the orientation process.
He was one of a handful of people who first approached a reluctant Stephen Harper to run for the Canadian Alliance leadership a dozen years ago. So why was Edmonton MP James Rajotte inexplicably left on the backbench?