-In the most interesting move of this shuffle, and one which will probably be overlooked by a lot of people, Gerard Kennedy is the new intergovernmental affairs critic from outside caucus, replacing Dominic LeBlanc (who also holds Justice). Given the recent squabbling between Flaherty and McGuinty, I doubt it’s coincidental that Dion has moved a high profile former McGuinty Cabinet Minister into this portfolio.
-With all that’s been going on in Quebec, it’s interesting to see Coderre shuffled out of Defense to Heritage,
UPDATE: Here's the new Liberal seating chart, for people who care about that sort of thing. (hat tip Star)
And can anyone explain this to me?
A Dion spokeswoman said Mr. Coderre will continue dealing with military files in Quebec, in addition to fighting against the Conservative government's Bill C-10 as part of his new portfolio.
(update: Folco was shuffled out last fall...that pesky internet is slow updating these sorts of things)