Ottawa – Former Heritage Minister James Moore has been named federal Industry Minister, replacing Christian Paradis, as part of the Canadian government’s latest cabinet shuffle.
John Baird remains in Foreign Affairs while Tony Clement remains president of Treasury Board. Ed Fast kept his job as International Trade Minister.
Kellie Leitch takes over the Labour portfolio from Lisa Raitt, who was named new Transport Minister.
Other new additions, unveiled July 15, 2013, include:
•Shelly Glover replaces Moore on the Heritage file
•Michelle Rempel named Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.
•Rona Ambrose, previously Minister of Public Works, was appointed Minister of health
•Pierre Poilievre becomes Minister of State for Democratic Reform
•Julian Fantino becomes Minister of Veteran’s Affairs
•Kerry-Lynne Findlay Minister of National Revenue
•Alberta MP Kevin Sorenson becomes Minister of State for Finance.
•Greg Rickford becomes Minister of State for Science and Technology;
•Bernard Valcourt has been re-appointed as Aboriginal Affairs Minister
•Jason Kenney moved to Human Resources and Skills Development
•Current health Minister Leona Aglukkaq moved to Minister of Environment, CanNor and the Arctic Council.
•Christian Paradis was moved to International Development and Minister for La Francophonie.
Long-serving ministers Peter MacKay and Rob Nicholson swapped jobs. MacKay is now the Justice Minister and Nicholson becomes Defence Minister .
The shuffle has been billed as the biggest since prime minister Stephen Harper took power in 2006, although a number of Conservative stalwarts, including Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, are staying put.