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Cardigan MP Lawrence MacAulay will be named as Canada’s new veterans affairs minister

OTTAWA, Ont. —

Cardigan MP Lawrence MacAulay will be named as Canada’s new veterans affairs minister, multiple media outlets are now reporting.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to shuffle the federal cabinet as he looks to fill the void left by the resignation of Jody Wilson-Raybould.

Wilson-Raybould, who was moved from the justice portfolio to veterans affairs in the last federal cabinet shuffle in mid-January, resigned her post Feb. 12.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has been acting as the minister of veterans affairs since then.

MacAulay was first elected to the House of Commons on Nov. 21, 1988 to represent Cardigan, and won his ninth consecutive election in October 2015.

His cabinet appointments have included Solicitor General of Canada, Minister of Labour, Secretary of State (Veterans), and Secretary of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency).

He has served as critic for Fisheries and Oceans and Seniors. In addition, he was vice chairman of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.


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