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PETERS – Trudeau’s new cabinet is bloated and confusing

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JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S NEW CABINET, named this week, is a head-scratcher.

Forming a cabinet in Canada is becoming less and less about matching the most talented people with jobs in which they can excel to the benefit of the nation as a whole.

Instead, it has become a lot like the Canadian Senate in that appointments to cabinet are regionally based rewards.

Why else would we need three dozen cabinet ministers beneath the prime minister, each of them drawing extra salary and employing extra staff?

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James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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ArmchairMayor.ca 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 ArmchairMayor.ca 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.

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