Liberal Cabinet Reshuffle: Is Justin Trudeau Preparing for a Snap Election?

In anticipation of what could potentially turn into a snap federal election, a significant Liberal cabinet reshuffle is set to take place on Wednesday, sources close to the Canadian government reveal, as cited by CBC News.

Orchestrated by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the reshuffle is part of the Liberals’ strategic move to place a spotlight on the government’s economic agenda and deflect attention away from a number of unfavorable issues, such as alleged Chinese election meddling.

Moreover, by appointing alternative voices to drum up support for the Liberals’ big ticket promises that have yet to be fulfilled, the prime minister is likely hoping to score some brownie points ahead of a possible election, particularly since his government hasn’t been faring too well in the polls. The opposition, meanwhile, has taken the Liberals’ reshuffle as a sure sign of an impending election, announcing to supporters that election preparations are underway.

Ministers have been summoned to Ottawa for undisclosed meetings on Monday and Tuesday, which historically are indicative of an imminent cabinet reshuffle. During such gatherings, it’s usual for the prime minister to discuss new portfolios with the ministers. Similarly, Trudeau’s public schedule also hinted at “private meetings” on Monday, further supporting the speculation.

This reshuffle is expected to bring the most significant changes to Trudeau’s cabinet since the Liberals secured their second minority mandate in October 2021. However, this is not the first time Trudeau has taken such an initiative; A similar cabinet reshuffle was carried out in July 2018, ahead of the 2019 federal election.

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