COLLINS – Qualtrough the hidden gem in Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle

Carla Qualtrough with PM Trudeau. (Image:

WHEN PRIME  MINISTER Trudeau shuffled his cabinet August 28th, much of the news centred around the creation of an extra minister involved in aboriginal affairs, and former TV host Seamus O’Reagan moved into Veterans Affairs.

The government’s move to add Jane Philpott into the mix with Carolyn Bennett was a big move toward the government’s effort to resolve many outstanding issues involving our First Nations.

Veterans have long been crying out about how poorly they have been treated, and they need to have something done to relieve their needs. Whether O’Reagan is the man for the job remains to be seen.

But the gem of the entire shuffle might be the increased role to be played by Carla Qualtrough, the MP for Delta.


Doug Collins is the Director of News, Information and Television Operations at CFJC-TV. Doug has been on the air in Kamloops since 1970. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada in 2008.

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