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Five things to watch for when Trudeau shuffles his cabinet this week – 620 CKRM.com
by ahnationtalk onNovember 18, 201934 Views
November 18, 2019
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to unveil his new cabinet Wednesday, setting the stage for the opening of Parliament on December 5th.
Here are five things to watch for:
How many cabinet ministers are there:
When Parliament was dissolved for the election, Justin Trudeau had 34 cabinet ministers. He also had dozens of parliamentary secretaries. But there are fewer MPs to choose from this time around, and a different set of issues percolating on the burner than he had when first elected. A large cabinet brings with it the need for a large number of parliamentary secretaries, but Trudeau needs to leave some power on the benches for parliamentary committees, and also the important roles of government house leader and whip.