Canada Cabinet shuffle: Freeland up, Dion, out

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

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.

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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.

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 will replace Stéphane Dion, who is leaving politics to take a diplomatic post.John McCallum also is leaving politics, and will be named Canada's ambassador to China.

Sources tell The Canadian Press that the shuffle will involve up to a third of Trudeau's cabinet posts. Among the ministers who could be moved is International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland , who is believed likely to replace Stephane Dion at Foreign Affairs. 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. Also believed to be in the shuffle mix are Status of Women Minister Patty Hajdu, seen

Sources tell The Canadian Press that up to a third of the cabinet could be moving down, moving up or moving right on out . One of the biggest moves would involve International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland , who is believed to be a likely choice to replace Stephane Dion at Foreign Affairs. 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.

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.

Time Out . Gourmet Thunder Bay. Updated Jan 10, 2017 4:30 AM. OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to give his cabinet a makeover today, and sources tell The Canadian Press that his shuffle could involve up to a third of the positions. Among those who could be shuffled is International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland , who is believed to be a likely choice to replace Stephane Dion at Foreign Affairs.

Chrystia Freeland is emerging as the minister to watch as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares to shuffle his cabinet Tuesday — a shuffle largely aimed at handling the unknowns in Canada’s relationship with the incoming Trump White House. Freeland probably will walk out of Rideau Hall on Tuesday as the new Global Affairs minister, replacing Stéphane Dion , who is repeatedly rumoured to be the next Canadian ambassador to France.

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.

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