REPORTS: Chrystia Freeland out as Foreign Affairs Minister, replaced by Quebec MP

Chrystia Freeland will no longer serve as foreign affairs minister, as the job will instead go to MP Francois-Philippe Champagne.
Roberto Wakerell-Cruz Montreal, QC

Chrystia Freeland will no longer serve as foreign affairs minister, as the job will instead go to Saint-Maurice—Champlain MP Francois-Philippe Champagne.

Champagne served as minister of infrastructure and communities in the Trudeau government’s last parliament, and will be replacing cabinet faithful Chrystia Freeland. Champagne, who also worked as a trade lawyer, has served as minister of international trade in the past.

It is not yet known what position Freeland will be moved to, though it has been rumoured by sources that she will serve as deputy prime minister.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a formal announcement on Wednesday afternoon to unveil his new cabinet at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

Additionally, North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson will serve as the new environment minister, according to Radio-Canada. Pablo Rodriguez will be government house leader, and Steven Guilbeault will serve as the new heritage minister, according to CBC-Radio Canada‘s sources.

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