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 massive overhaul to his cabinet two years into his latest mandate, with about three-quarters of cabinet portfolios switching hands. His Liberal government is selling the new team as one that will take a fresh approach to housing, affordability and security leading into the next federal election. During a press conference with reporters after a swearing-in ceremony for the new ministers Wednesday morning, Trudeau noted his government has had to navigate difficult global events. The war in Ukraine led to a rise in fuel and food prices, while Canada has also had to respond to the backsliding of democracy abroad and foreign interference attempts at home. Canada’s inflation rate fell to 2.8 per cent in June, and…

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