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Carr’s cabinet post praised by Prairie stakeholders, but experts and MP wary of road ahead

By Aidan Chamandy      

Jim Carr is one of only four Liberal MPs elected in the three Prairie provinces, and is now representing the region at the cabinet table.

Jim Carr, pictured here on July 18, 2018, taking over the position of minister of international trade diversification during a 2018 cabinet shuffle at Rideau Hall. Mr. Carr is now in his third cabinet post, also previously serving as minister of natural resources. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

After recovering from a blood cancer diagnosis that forced him out of cabinet after the 2019 election, Jim Carr is back in the new post as the special representative to the Prairies. The title is old—Mr. Carr has held it since the election—but the spot in cabinet is new.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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