EDITORIAL – Cabinet shuffle could shift strategy on electoral reform

New cabinet minister Karina Gould. (Photo

New cabinet minister Karina Gould. (Photo

An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.

MOST OF the attention on yesterday’s federal cabinet shuffle has been on the exit of Stephane Dion and John McCallum and the rise of Chrystia Freeland.

Freeland, to be sure, is an up and comer, well-qualified to take on her new role as Minister of Foreign Affairs after negotiating a difficult deal with the European Union last fall when she was International Trade Minister.

And the departure of Dion and McCallum, two long-serving veterans, emphasizes Justin Trudeau’s focus on youth.

But the boot given to Maryam Monsef is the move that most interests me.


About Mel Rothenburger (5528 Articles) is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: