For those who think that the furor over the Trudeau government's treatment of former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould is no big deal, let's remind ourselves that the court of public opinion matters.
Trudeau has appointed PEI's Lawrence MacAulay to that post, shuffled Marie-Claude Bibeau to MacAulay's former job as agriculture minister and given Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef the additional portfolio of worldwide development minister. She said that it was only because of SNC-Lavlin case the cabinet took the move.
"It's a huge privilege - I come from a rural riding, a dairy riding, in fact, in the south of Quebec, so I'm very close to the producers in Quebec", she said outside Rideau Hall after being sworn in as the first female federal agriculture minister.
According to the Liberal Party website, new Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan will also be in attendance.
"To have the honour to represent the people who preserve peace and democracy for us worldwide, that's a long piece from a demotion", he said.
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Trudeau announced that he is moving three ministers in the shuffle.
Friday's shuffle came at the end of a hard week for the Trudeau government, which saw Wilson-Raybould deliver bombshell testimony to the Commons justice committee.
Jody Wilson-Raybould spoke about the SNC-Lavalin controversy at a hearing of the House of Commons justice committee on February 27. But earlier this month, she had resigned from Trudeau's cabinet; so has the latter's close confidant, Gerry Butts.
"Given the severity and credibility of the allegations against Justin Trudeau, and the cloud of scandal they have cast over his government, Trudeau must recall the House of Commons to sit next week so Members of Parliament can continue to hold him to account", Official opposition and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer said in a statement.