Prime Minister Trudeau shuffled his cabinet this morning.
The move comes after Scott Brison stepped down from his position as President of the Treasury Board.
Three Cabinet Ministers are switching portfolios.
Jane Philpott assumes Scott Brison’s former role as Treasury Board President as well as Minister of Digital Government.
Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Jodi Wilson-Raybould moves to Veterans Affairs.
And Seamus O’Regan vacates his Veteran’s Affairs post to head up Indigenous Services.
The two new faces are former Parliamentary Secretaries.
David Lametti is now Canada’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice.
The other newcomer is Bernadette Jordan.
She’ll take on the role of Rural Economic Development Minister.
Meantime, the organization which represents nearly 50 First Nation communities in Northern Ontario appears to be on board with the federal cabinet shuffle.
Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says the Nishnawbe Aski Nation welcomes the appointment of O’Regan as the new Indigenous Services minister.
Fiddler explains they plan to “reach out to him immediately to ensure progress on the many issues affecting NAN First Nations will continue without interruption.”
The NAN Grand Chief adds “our First Nations continue to have high expectations of this government, as an active treaty partner… to end the inequity between First Nations and the rest of Canada.”