Harper Cabinet Shuffle



Steven Fletcher didn't see it coming. Up until Monday morning he was the minister of state for transport in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet and then suddenly, he was out. In an inte...

Harper's Cabinet Shuffle Was All Sizzle, No Steak

If I had any lingering doubts regarding my decision to resign from the Conservative Caucus to sit as an Independent in the House of Commons, this week's Cabinet shuffle certainly removed them. The facelift did nothing to restore an appropriate balance between the front and back benches.

Enemies Among Us

OTTAWA - Immigration lawyer Barbara Jackman doesn't know if the Conservative government has an "enemies" list, but if they do, she figures she's probably on it.Jackman, a prominent immigration advocat...

New Ministers Given 'Enemy' Lists

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office asked staff to include a list of "friend and enemy stakeholders" in their transition binders for new ministers appointed in Monday's cabinet...

New, Old Faces In Harper's Cabinet

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has shuffled his federal cabinet. A list of its members (in order of precedence):— Stephen Harper, prime minister;— Bernard Valcourt, minister of aboriginal affa...

Financial Perks Of A Cabinet Spot

OTTAWA - A promotion into the prime minister's inner circle instantly ups a member of Parliament's political cachet.But becoming a cabinet minister or parliamentary secretary also brings with it finan...


OTTAWA - To get a feeling for Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet shuffle, a glance at the seating arrangement inside Rideau Hall's august ballroom spoke volumes.In the front rows, veteran cabinet...

Ready.. Set..

OTTAWA - All ministers and deputy ministers have been summoned back to Ottawa as Prime Minister Stephen Harper shuffles his front bench and sets in place the team that will carry the Conservative gove...

Cabinet Shuffle: Who May Be Demoted?

OTTAWA — Government insiders are gearing up for what could be Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s largest cabinet shuffle since the Tories first formed a government in 2006. It will be a massive cabinet s...

Rebooting The Tories

Some are calling it a mid-mandate re-boot. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is set to give his inner circle a sweeping overhaul – and he's widely expected to install fresh, younger faces to replace...

Major Cabinet Shuffle Now In Flux

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper's summer schedule for major political moves appears to have been thwarted yet again by an unforeseen catastrophe.Conservative sources say a major cabinet shuffle that was initi...