Canada Cabinet shuffle: Freeland up, Dion, out

22:05  10 january  2017
22:05  10 january  2017 Source:

Trudeau to shuffle cabinet Tuesday

  Trudeau to shuffle cabinet Tuesday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to give his year-old cabinet a facelift on Tuesday.Sources tell The Canadian Press that the shuffle will involve at least six people.

The Liberal government’s first cabinet shuffle , announced Tuesday afternoon, confirmed that former International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland will replace Dion as Canada Post Group reports 2017 profit up as parcel business swells. Hard Rock hires 3,000th worker for Atlantic City casino.

Trudeau plans cabinet shuffle involving up to a third of the positions.

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OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau is making Chrystia Freeland his new foreign affairs minister and promoting Toronto MP Ahmed Hussen to Immigration as part of a cabinet shakeup aimed in part at preparing for a Donald Trump presidency.

Freeland, a former economics journalist with extensive contacts in the United States, leaves the trade portfolio to replace veteran Liberal MP Stephane Dion, whose next assignment has not been made clear.

Hussen, a Somali-born rookie MP first elected in 2015, is one of several new faces in cabinet that include Quebec MP Francois-Philippe Champagne, named international trade minister, and Karina Gould of Burlington, Ont., who takes Democratic Institutions from Maryam Monsef.

Stéphane Dion quits political life after being dumped from Trudeau cabinet

  Stéphane Dion quits political life after being dumped from Trudeau cabinet Dion is being replaced as Canada's foreign affairs minister by Chrystia Freeland, who had been minister of international trade. “Over the last 21 years, I have devoted myself to my riding, to my fellow citizens, to Quebec, to all of Canada, to the role that we must play in the world and to the Liberal Party of Canada,” Dion said in his statement.“Now I shall deploy my efforts outside active politics. I have enjoyed political life, especially when I was able to make a difference to benefit my fellow citizens.“I emerge full of energy… renewable. But politics is not the only way to serve one’s country.

Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle pushes out underperformers and old guard, while putting strong U.S Ms. Freeland , who takes over from Mr. Dion , will become one of the most powerful foreign affairs South Korea begins dismantling loudspeakers at border. 0:54. Taiwan says China put up -billion to lure

Trudeau plans cabinet shuffle involving up to a third of the positions.

Patty Hajdu, a strong performer who shone as status of women minister, is taking over the labour portfolio from MaryAnn Mihychuk, who is being dumped from cabinet altogether.

Monsef — widely criticized for her handling of Trudeau's promise to reform Canada's voting system — is moving to replace Hajdu at Status of Women.

Immigration Minister John McCallum is also quitting politics and has been named ambassador to China.

Freeland is credited with deftly navigating through some eleventh-hour obstacles that threatened last fall to scupper the Canada-European Union free trade agreement — potentially valuable experience for dealing with the incoming Trump administration.

Trump, whose inauguration takes place Jan. 20, has vowed to adopt an unapologetically protectionist, America-first policy on trade, including re-opening or even tearing up the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Chrystia Freeland becomes foreign minister as Trudeau shuffles cabinet

  Chrystia Freeland becomes foreign minister as Trudeau shuffles cabinet Chrystia Freeland will be appointed Canada's new foreign affairs minister in a sweeping Liberal cabinet shakeup to be announced later today, CBC News has learned. Freeland, who leaves the international trade portfolio, will replace Stéphane Dion, who is leaving politics to become Canada's ambassador to the European Union and Germany, sources tell CBC News.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remade his cabinet this morning, ushering out the Liberal old guard, demoting underperformers and recasting the Liberal government to position itself to deal with the America-first trade policy of incoming president Donald Trump.

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Dion's tenure at Foreign Affairs has been a rocky one, marred by controversy over his approval of a $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia. His prickly demeanour was also seen as ill-suited to dealing with the unpredictable Trump, who has demonstrated a tendency to easily take offence.

Rumours have swirled for months that Dion was to be named ambassador to France but he has denied any interest in the plum post. Tuesday's announcement paid special tribute to Dion but would only say Trudeau looks forward to his "wisdom and his tireless service" in "the next chapter of Mr. Dion's contributions to our country."

Trudeau also paid tribute to McCallum, calling his work in the immigration portfolio on behalf of Syrian refugees "an inspiration to Canadians and an example to the world."

News of the shuffle leaked out Monday, just as the Prime Minister's Office confirmed that Trudeau's two top aides, Katie Telford and Gerald Butts, have been meeting with some of Trump's senior advisers, building bridges to the incoming administration.

In his first cabinet of 30 ministers, Trudeau famously appointed an equal number of men and women "because it's 2015." That parity was upset last fall when Hunter Tootoo resigned from cabinet and the Liberal caucus in order to seek treatment for alcohol addiction following what he later admitted was an inappropriate relationship with a female staffer.

With the addition of Gould, Hussen and Champagne, Tuesday's shuffle restores that gender balance.

This week's shuffle may well be a prelude to another reset expected midway through Trudeau's first mandate. Insiders expect a major realignment this summer, with a cabinet shuffle followed by a throne speech to kick off the second half of the mandate.

Dion, a great Canadian, dishonoured by Trudeau .
Dion, a great Canadian, dishonoured by TrudeauWhat were you, Justin Trudeau, to do when, after winning the October 2015 election, you realized that the presence of a respected former leader of your party, Stéphane Dion, in your cabinet would serve as a constant reminder of progressive positions you’d rather not be reminded about?

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