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PARLIAMENT HILL—Julian Fantino lost his job as Veterans Affairs minister on Monday, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper shuffled the retired police officer into his fifth Cabinet post in four years because he owes him a large political debt from the 2011 election and can’t afford to lose his electoral weight in the Toronto region, critics say. Prime Minister Harper (Calgary Southwest, Alta.) shuffled Mr. Fantino (Vaughan, Ont.) out of the Veterans Affairs portfolio he’s held since July 2013

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PM Harper keeps Fantino in Cabinet because Tories can’t afford to lose seats in GTA, say critics

By Tim Naumetz      

In mini shuffle, Prime Minister Stephen Harper appoints Erin O'Toole as new Veterans Affairs minister and demotes Julian Fantino to associate minister of National Defence.

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