The Prime Minister of Canada announces changes to the ministry

OTTAWA, Aug. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following changes to the ministry:

Dominic LeBlanc, currently Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will now be dedicated solely to his role as Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. Mr. LeBlanc will also assume additional responsibilities in the coming days.

Bardish Chagger retains her role as Minister of Small Business and Tourism and also becomes Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.

The Prime Minister thanked Minister LeBlanc for his immense contributions as Government House Leader and expressed his confidence in Minister Chagger as a worthy successor.

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