Liveblogging the cabinet shuffle

9:52AM: Rob Nicholson, Gail Shea, Leona Aglukkaq, Peter Kent and Peter van Loan, Chuck Strahl show up to Rideau Hall

9:52AM: And Christian Paradis, Jim Prentice. CTV has speculated Prentice to environment.

9:54AM: John Baird has arrived.

9:55AM: Some MPs showing up in Blue Line cabs, some in airport cabs, some in their own cars.

9:55AM: Rona Ambrose shows up. Rumour is she’ll move to HRSDC.

10:00AM: Lynne Yelich is at Rideau Hall and Stockwell Day

10:01AM: James Moore arrives

10:03AM: Rahim Jaffer has shown up. Probably to support his newlywed wife Helena Guergis.

10:06AM: Jim Flaherty arrives with wife Christine Elliot.

10:08AM: The Prime Minister’s motorcade makes its way up to Rideau Hall.

10:16AM: Rumour is that Jason Kenney is moving to Citizenship and Immigration. You heard it here first.

10:25AM: Cabinet embargo about to end. Should have the list up soon.

10:31AM: Other MPs at Rideau Hall: Bev Oda, Peter MacKay, Keith Ashfield, Gary Lunn, Chuck Strahl, Gordon O’Conner, Tony Clement, Gerry Ritz, Stephen Fletcher, and Lawrence Cannon.

10:40AM: Here we go. Here comes cabinet into the hall.

10:44AM: Nicholson stays in Justice, no surprise there.

10:45AM: Greg Thompson at Veterans Affairs, Chuck Strahl at INAC, Vic Toews at Treasury Board

10:48AM: Bev Oda at CIDA, Flaherty at Finance, Gerry Ritz at Agriculture

10:50AM: Jean-Pierre Blackburn to Revenue. Aglukkaq to Health. Finley to HRSRC.

10:55AM: Raitt to NRCan, Day to International Trade and Asia-Pacific Gateway.

10:55AM: Ambrose to Labour.

10:58AM: Prentice to environment. The could be to negotiate new regs with the provinces when it comes to GHG emissions. Alberta will need to sit down with the federal government soon to finalize the new regulations for the oil and gas sector.

11:00AM: Baird goes to Transport/Infrastructure.

11:01AM: Cannon goes to Foreign Affairs.

11:02AM: Tony Clement goes to Industry.

11:05AM: Josee Verner to intergovernmental affairs.

11:05AM: Jay Hill to House Leader.

11:05AM: PVL to Public Safety.

11:07AM: Jason Kenney to Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism.

11:08AM: Christian Paradis to Public Works.

11:09AM: James Moore to Heritage and Official Languages.

11:14AM: Gail Shea to Fisheries.

11:16AM: Gary Lunn to Sport.

11:17AM: Gordon O’Connor to Government Whip.

11:18AM: Helena Guergis to Status of Women.

11:19AM: Diane Ablonczy stays at Small Business.

11:20AM: Rob Merrifield to Minister of State (Transport).

11:22AM: Lynne Yelich to Western Economic Diversification.

11:24AM: Steven Fletcher to Democratic Reform.

11:27AM: Gary Goodyear to Minister of State for Science and Technology. Goodyear will work closely with Minister of Industry Tony Clement.

11:29AM: Denis Lebel to economic development for Quebec. Lebel will be the cash man for Quebec and this will help him electorally.

11:31AM: Keith Ashfield to ACOA.

11:32AM: Peter Kent to Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Americas).

Comments

comments

  • http://maxwell-devin.blogspot.com Devin Maxwell

    Stephen:

    This isn't really a Cabinet shuffle. Those come later when the PM realizes how many mistakes he made…

  • East of Eden

    I know that this is small-minded of me but considering the attacks on her during the campaign, I am thrilled that Lisa Raitt was appointed to Cabinet just to rub some salt in the wound of her attacker.

  • southernontarioan

    Disappointments so far:

    Alice Wong and Micheal Chong not in cabinet that I can tell. I think excluding Alice Wong is a serious mistake.

  • http://blog.ederek.net dbo789

    I'm quite happy with Kenny's promotion. He's a great guy, and really deserved a bigger portfolio than multiculturalism. While he did it well, CIC is a great fit.

  • Beer and Popcorn

    This team works for me so far

    - Really like the Lisa Raitt, Gail Shea, Peter Kent additions.

    - Kenny is deserving of his promotion.

    - James Moore is ready for bigger and better things it seems to me.

    - We need Christine Elliott to run in neighbouring Ajax and knock off Mark Holland next election!

    Have a great day all – it's a great day to be conservative

  • machiavelli

    Isn’t affirmative action breathtaking?

    Rather than continue his plunge to the far-left by appointing first time elected naïveté and possibly incompetent bimbos, the prime minister must take all the necessary steps to insure that ONLY fiscal, social and judicial conservatives are appointed.

  • machiavelli

    Isn’t affirmative action breathtaking?

    Rather than continue his plunge to the far-left by appointing first time elected naïveté and possibly incompetent bimbos, the prime minister must take all the necessary steps to insure that ONLY fiscal, social and judicial conservatives are appointed.

  • MF

    Is there a minister responsible for Toronto this time?

  • MF

    If you think he is so wonderful, you could at least spell Michael Chong's name correctly. Pet Peeve.

  • Bocanut

    Lisa Raitt,coal miner’s daughter from Cape Breton, to Minister of Natural Resources.
    What a great day for Halton and Canada.

  • AtlanticJim

    Defense?

  • http://blog.ederek.net dbo789

    I honestly can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not. Honestly, I don't really care, but if you are, I question how a the occupation of a person's father affects their ability to manage a portfolio. Its like saying person X shouldn't be finance minister because his father was poor.

  • Liz J

    Toronto is well covered. They’ve got Jack and Olivia, Carolyn Bennett, Iggy, Rae and running the city another Lefty, Mayor Miller. It’s just the way they wanted it, happy in their little Socialist/Lefty haven. Ya gets what ya votes for and like Newfie, they got what they voted for.

    Great cabinet by the way, Harper put a lot of thought into this one.
    Diane Ablonczy would do well in any of the portfolios, she’s underutilized, but a class act, no complaining ever. I recall her once saying, I’ll bloom where I’m planted”, so true.

    Liberals are already eating their little hearts out.

  • Liz J

    Toronto is well covered. They’ve got Jack and Olivia, Carolyn Bennett, Iggy, Rae and running the city another Lefty, Mayor Miller. It’s just the way they wanted it, happy in their little Socialist/Lefty haven. Ya gets what ya votes for and like Newfie, they got what they voted for.

    Great cabinet by the way, Harper put a lot of thought into this one.
    Diane Ablonczy would do well in any of the portfolios, she’s underutilized, but a class act, no complaining ever. I recall her once saying, I’ll bloom where I’m planted”, so true.

    Liberals are already eating their little hearts out.

  • southernontarioan

    Wow, because my misspelling of his name totally takes away from the content of what I said.

    I guess that settles it, Michael Chong shouldn't be in Cabinet because I misspelled his name. *phew* I'm glad that's settled.

    Pet Peeve.

  • John

    I was disappointed about Alice Wong too, but whereas the minister rookies such as Shea and Aglukkaq have cabinet experience, Wong does not have much government experience so she probably needs time to get a sense of the parliamentary feel. I expect her to be appointed as a Parliamentary Secretary. If not, then I'll be very dissappointed.

  • John

    Peter Mackay stays.

  • WCT

    Mr. Taylor you mention 5 from BC – Day, Moore, Lunn, Strahl, and …?

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    Hill

  • Faramir

    The fact Rob Nicholson, the point man on defending censorship and Section 13, is left in place, is not good. I gave Harper my vote on the chance he might do something on Section 13. He is on probation.

  • John

    I was disappointed about Alice Wong too, but whereas the minister rookies such as Shea and Aglukkaq have cabinet experience, Wong does not have much government experience so she probably needs time to get a sense of the parliamentary feel. I expect her to be appointed as a Parliamentary Secretary. If not, then I'll be very dissappointed.

  • John

    Peter Mackay stays.

  • WCT

    Mr. Taylor you mention 5 from BC – Day, Moore, Lunn, Strahl, and …?

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    Hill

  • Faramir

    The fact Rob Nicholson, the point man on defending censorship and Section 13, is left in place, is not good. I gave Harper my vote on the chance he might do something on Section 13. He is on probation.