Budget might eventually set off biggest Cabinet overhaul in years
In the days after the budget, expect ministers to make much of the programs they have preserved whenever they are on the hot seat for those that they cut.
Walk this way: Transport Minister Denis Lebel, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield and Environmental Minister Peter Kent, pictured at Rideau Hall. Chantal Hébert says senior government insiders say that ministerial careers could be made or broken over the marketing of the 2012 budget. The suggestion is that the Prime Minister’s Office is approaching the exercise with zero tolerance for ministers messing up the government’s message. Photograph by Jake Wright, The Hill Times