Trudeau names new cabinet, shifting focus to economy, housing ahead of next election

By Mickey Djuric THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a significant change to his cabinet, signalling that his Liberal government will focus on housing and affordability heading into the next election. Two-thirds of cabinet portfolios have switched hands, with seven rookie ministers coming in to replace the seven ministers who are leaving. Five of the new ministers represent constituencies in Ontario, one is from British Columbia and one from Quebec. The Liberal government is selling the reset as a renewal that centres on the middle-class, growing the economy and creating jobs. “We have the right team, made up of accomplished people who reflect the diversity and talent of our country. Together, we will keep building a strong future for the middle class, and for all Canadians,”…

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