Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning to shuffle its cabinet after Navdeep Bains, Minister of innovation, science, and industry, decided not to run in the next election and is leaving the cabinet.
Reportedly, the Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne will replace Navdeep Bains, and Transport Minister Marc Garneau will move to Foreign Affairs.
Likewise, Omar Alghabra might get promoted to take over the Transport.
However, a report stated that Navdeep Bains will stay on as the MP for the Ontario riding of Mississauga—Malton for now.
As per the sources, Canada’s cabinet shuffle will take place on Tuesday at around 9 a.m. ET and is likely to be the first virtual cabinet shuffle.
The last time Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet was in August after the departure of former finance minister Bill Morneau who stepped down from his designation amid the WE Charity controversy to run for a job as the next secretary-general for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Bill Morneau was being under scanner by Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion after he revealed that he had to repay WE Charity $41,366 in travel expenses covered for him by the organization. In October, Dion dropped his investigation.
Later, Morneau was replaced by then deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland who handed her responsibilities to Dominic LeBlanc retaining the position of deputy prime minister in her new post.