Canada's Trudeau promotes rookie politician in cabinet shuffle

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweaked his cabinet on Friday, promoting a rookie female member of parliament to fill a gap left earlier this year by the resignation of a minister who sought treatment for addiction.

Bardish Chagger was sworn in as the new leader of the government in the House of Commons. She also retains her previous role as minister of small business and tourism.

Trudeau has emphasized the need for gender and ethnic diversity in his cabinet and Chagger’s appointment to the prestigious role further highlighted that.

Chagger, the daughter of Indian immigrants, first …
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