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Cabinet Post: Justin Trudeau and Front Benches

cabinet post: Trudeau faces complications from populist governments at home in Ontario under Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives and in the United States under President Donald Trump, according to Vancouver Courier. Ford has clashed with Ottawa over the strains posed by an influx of irregular border crossers from the U.S. into Ontario, a problem that has also affected Quebec. Blair's move to the front benches in the newly created cabinet post of minister of border security and organized crime reduction also gives Justin Trudeau a new ally in a much broader ideological battle combating what the prime minister calls the politics of fear practised by conservatives at home and abroad.article continues below Trending StoriesR.I.P. Uncle Fester Stinky flower goes flaccid Vancouver Coastal Health orders Trout Lake closed to swimming City adopts policy to tackle land speculation on Vancouver's Broadway corridor Richmond's off-street prostitution rings highlighted by deportation case Blair was one of five MPs promoted to cabinet in Wednesday's shuffle, a pre-emptive move by the Liberals to prepare for the next federal election in 15 months. The escalating tariff war and uncertainty over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement not to mention the complete breakdown in personal relations between Trump and Trudeau has diminished Canada-U.S. relations. He will face challenges in both settings. Blair's new job will bring him face to face with provincial premiers as well as politicians south of the border. ( As reported in the news.