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‘Streamlining’ of cabinet committees an effort to shore up priorities before 2019, say strategists

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Plus, new Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair won't oversee any part of the public service, PCO confirmed.

New Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair, right, pictured with fellow ministers Pablo Rodriguez, centre, and François-Philippe Champagne, left, during the swearing-in ceremony on July 18. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to slim down the cabinet committee roster, and decrease the number of assignments per minister, is likely an effort to streamline work, free up ministers, and ensure the government’s agenda progresses in the last year before the 2019 election, say strategists.

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