Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Justin Trudeau shuffles federal cabinet

Five ministers and ministers-to-be walked up to Rideau Hall to be sworn in on a frigid Monday morning in Ottawa

Montreal MP David Lametti is becoming Canada’s new justice minister as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffles his cabinet to deal with the sudden departure of Nova Scotia MP Scott Brison.

He’s one of five ministers and ministers-to-be who walked up to Rideau Hall to be sworn in on a frigid Monday morning in Ottawa.

RELATED: Political Ottawa abuzz with speculation about Monday cabinet shuffle

Vancouver’s Jody Wilson-Raybould is moving from the high-profile Justice position to Veterans Affairs, generally considered a more minor portfolio.

Seamus O’Regan, meanwhile, is moving from Veterans Affairs to Indigenous Services.

And Jane Philpott is moving from Indigenous Services to Treasury Board, Brison’s former portfolio and a key economic position at the cabinet table.

Bernadette Jordan takes Nova Scotia’s seat at the cabinet table, becoming minister of rural economic development — a new position on the front bench.

The small shuffle was prompted by Brison’s announcement late last week that he would step down from the cabinet and not run again in the next election.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Parmedics union raises alarm over spike in out-of-service ambulances

Staffing shortages affecting service levels in Kootenays

Update: Car located in Pend d’Oreille River, teenagers remain missing

A fundraiser has been set up at Kootenay Savings in Fruitvale to help support the family

Award winning documentary to be screened in Nelson

‘The Bikes of Wrath’ will run April 5 and 6 at The Front Room

LETTER: Clean water is a right for First Nations

From readers Sandra Hartline and Keith Wiley

Winlaw Elementary to get new playground

It’s being funded by the provincial government

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

The company is also paying about $5 million to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees and other costs

B.C. mosque part of open-house effort launched in wake of New Zealand shootings

The ‘Visit a Mosque’ campaign aims to combat Islamophobia

‘That’s a load of crap’: Dog poop conspiracy spreads in White Rock

Allegation picked up steam through a Facebook page run by a city councillor

Explosives unit brought in after suspicious boxes left at B.C. RCMP detachment

Nanaimo RCMP issues all clear after packages were found on lawn earlier in the day

Avalanche control tomorrow on Highway 1

Expect closures of up to two hours east of Revelstoke

Newfoundland man caught after posting photo of himself drinking and driving

The 19-year-old took a photo of himself holding a beer bottle and cigarette while at the wheel

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Carfentanil found in 15% of overdose deaths in January: B.C. coroner

Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than illicit fentanyl and used to tranquilize elephants

Most Read