Trudeau drops seven ministers with key roles in biggest cabinet overhaul yet
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped seven veteran ministers as part of his biggest cabinet overhaul yet on Wednesday, promising to take on affordability issues head-on as polls show the Liberals losing significant ground to the Conservatives.
Every single member of Trudeau’s current cabinet — except the seven who were dropped — as well the seven replacement ministers, were on hand at Rideau Hall Wednesday to watch Trudeau shuffle the majority of 39 ministers in his government.
But the list of those excluded made the biggest waves, largely because they held key roles or were longtime ministers under Trudeau.
Four – Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray, Public Services and Procurement Minister Helena Jaczek and Mental Health and Addictions Minister Carolyn Bennett — announced earlier this week that they would not be seeking a new mandate, thus opening their seats at the cabinet table.