Justin Trudeau will make a small reshuffle on Wednesday morning

Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — Only two ministers will be affected by the small reshuffle that will take place Wednesday morning in Ottawa.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected at Rideau Hall for the 10 a.m. swearing-in ceremony with Governor General Mary Simon.

Four sources familiar with the situation told The Canadian Press that the changes were called for by Public Services and Procurement Minister Filomena Tassi.

The MP for Hamilton, Ont., has asked Prime Minister Trudeau to reduce her workload due to a health issue in her family.

These sources spoke on condition of anonymity as they could not discuss the matter publicly.

The reshuffle comes a week before a cabinet retreat in Vancouver and a month before work begins in the House of Commons.

Ms. Tassi was a corporate lawyer for six years before becoming a chaplain at a Catholic high school in Ancaster, Ontario.

In 2015, she was elected as a Liberal in the riding of Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas. She was re-elected in 2019 and 2021.

In 2018, she was first promoted to cabinet as Minister of Seniors and then Minister of Labour. Following the 2021 election, Mr. Trudeau appointed her Minister of Public Services and Procurement.


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