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Trudeau shuffles cabinet, taps two rookie MPs for front bench

Posted: 14 Jan 2019 06:50 AM PST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday orchestrated likely his final major cabinet shuffle before the 2019 election, elevating two first-term MPs to cabinet and shifting around three high-profile ministers. As part of the shuffle, Trudeau named Nova Scotia MP Bernadette Jordan to the new post of rural economic development minister, restoring the province's place in […]

Team Trudeau hits the pre-sitting promotional circuit in Quebec

Posted: 14 Jan 2019 03:45 AM PST

The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. iPolitics/Matthew UsherwoodWhile the eyes of Official Ottawa may be fixed on Rideau Hall, even amid the uncertainty of an imminent cabinet shuffle, the out-of-town ministerial circuit continues to tick away, most notably in Quebec, where no fewer than four Team Trudeau front benchers are expected to hit the regional footlights today, starting with Transport Minister Marc […]

iPolitics AM: PM to unveil new cabinet lineup, with Philpott expected to take over Treasury Board gig

Posted: 14 Jan 2019 03:15 AM PST

After letting Official Ottawa spend the weekend in a swirl of increasingly frantic speculation following the resignation of veteran minister Scott Brison — who announced last week that he wouldn't be seeking re-election this fall — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to unveil his new front bench lineup this morning, which, according to multiple media reports, will see Jane […]

Morning Brief: Let’s get ready to shuffle!

Posted: 14 Jan 2019 03:10 AM PST

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Calls to end seismic testing off NFLD and Labrador as plankton levels plunge

Posted: 14 Jan 2019 02:15 AM PST

A dramatic drop in the number of plankton in the waters off Newfoundland and Labrador has renewed calls to halt seismic testing by the oil and gas industry. Data collected by scientists with the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) have revealed a steady decline over the last five years in phytoplankton and zooplankton. […]

Cornered in an Oval Office

Posted: 13 Jan 2019 04:42 PM PST

Donald Trump has painted himself into a corner. Not an easy thing to do in an Oval Office. But Trump, with thin-skinned hubris and yet another hissy fit, has fabricated a 'crisis' to further his political agenda. Trump has threatened to declare a national emergency, insisting that an invasion of unarmed migrants, many of them […]

What We’re Watching: Big or small shuffle?

Posted: 13 Jan 2019 01:04 PM PST

Cabinet shuffle on the docket for Monday — but will it be mini, midi or maxi? Right about this time last week, the opening round of what is, at least in precinct circles, a traditional post-New Years' ritual had only just begun: speculating over the prospect of a pre-sitting cabinet shuffle. Fast forward to Thursday morning, and the […]