PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday moved Amarjeet Sohi from the infrastructure and communities ministry to the natural resources ministry in a cabinet shuffle, while Bardish Chagger was divested of the small business and tourism portfolio.
Chagger remains Leader of the Government in
the House of Commons. Her former portfolio has now been split between Mary Ng, who becomes minister of small business and export promotion, and Mélanie Joly, who becomes minister of tourism, official languages and La Francophonie.
The new ministers:
* Bill Blair, former Toronto police chief, becomes minister of border security and organized crime reduction.
* Mary Ng, a former staffer in Trudeau’s office, becomes minister for small business and export promotion.
* Filomena Tassi, an MP from Hamilton, Ontario, becomes minister for seniors.
* Jonathan Wilkinson, an MP from North Vancouver, becomes minister of fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
* Pablo Rodriguez, who was chief government whip, becomes minister of heritage and multiculturalism.