Putting the best team forward. That’s NWT MP Michael McLeod’s take on this week’s cabinet shuffle in Ottawa.
“And it’s been a little over a year since many of the MPs met for the first time. People’s strength’s and interests are better known now, and I think we’ll see adjustments being made now, whenever improvements can be made,” said McLeod.
He admits there were some surprises, such as the departure of former leader and outgoing Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion, who was replaced by Chrystia Freeland. No Northern MP has been brought back to the Privy Council since Hunter Tootoo’s departure this past Spring. A promotion McLeod is willing to take.
“I have a full plate, and I’m quite busy right now but if the Prime Minister saw fit that I should step up, then I’d certainly be willing to,” McLeod added.
Members of the Liberal caucus were aware of an internal review a few week’s back, which lead up to the changes made on Tuesday.