National Newswatch

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will shuffle his cabinet next Wednesday as his government readies for the next election amid shifting federal-provincial relations, CBC News has learned.

The Canadian Press reported earlier this week that a shuffle was coming within the next week. A source who spoke to CBC News on condition of anonymity confirmed the changes would be announced Wednesday.

It’s not unusual for governments to shake things up late in a mandate and replace ministers who are not expecting to seek re-election. However, that does not appear to be the main motivation for next week’s shuffle, since most if not all current ministers are indicating they want to run again in 2019.

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