The changes weren’t made in a vacuum, says Lori Turnbull, director of the School of Public Administration at Dalhousie University.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweaked his cabinet, elevating now-former parliamentary secretary Omar Alghabra, left, to the role of transport minister. He moved François-Philippe Champagne to the innovation post, brought Jim Carr back into the fold as special adviser on the Prairies, and tapped Marc Garneau, previously the transport minister, to serve as foreign affairs minister. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mini, but significant shakeup of his front bench left few casualties but also did not necessarily change anyone’s political fortunes, say political observers.
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The special committee was created through a Conservative motion that was backed by the Liberals, Bloc, and NDP. Nearly half of the members of the committee are members of the International Trade Committee.