Yorkton-Melville’s Conservative MP reacted to Prime Minister Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle that happened Tuesday.
Cathay Wagantall says for now she is taking a wait and see approach, as the new Ministers take time to adjust to their new roles. Despite not being surprised with the fact that the Prime Minister made the changes, Wagantall says it’ll be interesting how the Ministers will fair in their new roles.
There are two areas that the Member of Parliament will be observing when the adjustment period is done.
One is how Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould will respond the review committee’s recommendations on electoral reform, and where that file will go from there.
The second is the Canada-U.S. files retained by Chrystia Freeland, the new Foreign Affairs Minister. Wagantall says her biggest concern is how Freeland will handle the ongoing softwood lumber agreement negotiations.
Reason being President-elect Donald Trump is looking at Mexico, not Canada, as a trading partner, so Wagantall says we need to have this agreement in place, because it’s important to Canada’s economy.