Oct 25, 2021
By Jane Brown
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has another day to make any last minute changes in deciding on who will be in his next minority government cabinet.
Trudeau has said there will be gender parity among the regionally balanced appointments which are to be made public on Tuesday.
This means he’s had to find replacements for three women ministers who lost their seats in last month’s election, as well as for Catherine McKenna who did not run for re-election.
Some ministers are likely to have an interest in remaining in their portfolios, but Trudeau has only publicly confirmed that Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland isn’t on the move.
Trudeau is under pressure to shuffle Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan to a new portfolio amid criticism for his handling of sexual misconduct allegations among the military’s senior ranks.