The Canadian Press

2010-01-19 | Harper Cabinet Shuffle

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper put a slightly new face on his cabinet on January 19th. Harper demoted one minister, brought in two newcomers, and left his heavy-hitters in place. The resignation of Veterans Affairs Minister Greg Thompson started a domino effect that also involved Lisa Raitt being moved from Natural Resources to the low-profile Labor portfolio. But Harper wouldn't describe Raitt's move as a demotion. (Raitt, who rocketed into cabinet within weeks of her first election win in October 2008, ran into trouble with a series of gaffes. Stockwell Day was tapped to lead the Treasury Board.)

Date: 2010-01-19
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << my experience Lisa rate is Minister is showing us a remarkable grasp of complex files I think she has a great future and I think this move will give her a little more varied experience in government >>