2021 Canadian cabinet reshuffle

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On 12 January 2021 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau carried out a reshuffle of his ministry.[1][2]


The 29th Canadian Ministry lost its parliamentary majority at the 2019 election.[3] Innovation minister Navdeep Bains announced he intended to stand down from the government and not seek re-election at the 2021 Canadian federal election.[4]

Cabinet changes[edit]

Colour key
  •      Joined the Cabinet
  •      Left the Cabinet
Minister Position before reshuffle Result of reshuffle
File:Navdeep Bains.jpg Navdeep Bains MP Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and Registrar General of Canada Left the government (intention to stand down announced in January 2021)
File:François-Philippe Champagne, 2017 (cropped).jpg François-Philippe Champagne MP Minister of Foreign Affairs Became Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and Registrar General of Canada
File:Marc Garneau - 2018 (42748534304) (cropped).jpg Marc Garneau MP Minister of Transport Became Minister of Foreign Affairs
Omar Alghabra MP Parliament Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Became Minister of Transport
Jim Carr 2017.jpg Jim Carr MP Special Representative for the Prairies Given additional role as Minister without Portfolio


Bloomberg News reported that the reshuffle hinted a possible snap election in 2021.[5]


  1. David Ljunggren, STEVE SCHERER (12 January 2021). "Canada PM Shuffles Top Cabinet Players Ahead of Possible Election". USA Today. Retrieved 17 January 2021. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "Trudeau shuffles cabinet as poll shows Liberals flirting with majority territory". Global News. Retrieved 2021-01-17.
  3. "Canada's Justin Trudeau reshuffles top Cabinet officials". BBC News. 2021-01-12. Retrieved 2021-01-17.
  4. "Trudeau to shuffle cabinet after Indo-Canadian minister quits". Hindustan Times. 2021-01-12. Retrieved 2021-01-17.
  5. "Trudeau's Cabinet Shuffle Signals Possible Election This Year". Bloomberg.com. 2021-01-12. Retrieved 2021-01-17.

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