Cabinet Shuffle Brings Change to Transport Portfolio

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Today, the Prime Minister announced changes to Cabinet positions in response to the planned departure of the Honourable Navdeep Bains and the potential for a Federal election in 2021. After a long tenure as the Minister of Transport, Minister Marc Garneau becomes the Minister of Foreign Affairs, while Minister François-Philippe Champagne shifts to the Innovation, Science and Industry portfolio. Omar Alghabra is appointed the Minister of Transport having served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. He is widely regarded as capable and astute at dealing with complex files without fanfare. While the political staff of Ministers often move with their Minister during a shuffle, we understand that some of the political staff will remain in the transportation portfolio.

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