Trudeau passes on attempting a do-over on tricky files in cabinet shuffle
By Beatrice Paez Jan. 21, 2019
Shuffles also come with the risk of airing the cabinet’s dirty laundry before the public.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes his way to the podium to address reporters huddled outside Rideau Hall on Jan. 14. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Trudeau government’s minor adjustments to its ministerial roster was less about hitting reset on contentious files, more about reacting to the unexpected departure of Scott Brison, say political observers.
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