A hotly-anticipated cabinet shuffle in Ottawa is expected to happen Thursday affecting as many as five portfolios and 10 politicians, CTV News has learned...
The minister most rumoured as her potential replacement was Jim Prentice -- one of Harper's most trusted ministers -- but CTV News has learned tonight that he will likely remain as Minister of Indian Affairs. The Canadian Press says Treasury Board President John Baird and Industry Minister Maxime Bernier are being touted as possible candidates to replace Ambrose.
You would have to bet Harper picks Bernier to replace Ambrose, given the political climate in Quebec. However, for partisan reasons, I hope it's Blowhard Baird because he has the potential to be an obnoxious nightmare.
Speaking of obnoxious, I found this tidbit interesting:
O'Connor, at 67 years of age, is another minister that could choose not to run.
CTV News says there is speculation that Lew Mackenzie, a former major general in the Canadian forces who has moved into O'Connor's Ontario riding of Carleton-Mississippi Mills, might fill the defence post.
One more reason that this government can't be re-elected. An egomaniac, neo-con like Mackenzie at the helm is a scary proposition.