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Minister: Cabinet and Trudeau

minister: Once Trudeau returns later today from the annual NATO leaders' summit in Brussels, his focus will shift to putting the final touches on a Liberal cabinet that will carry his government through to the 2019 election, according to National Observer. Splitting Duncan's duties back into two jobs is expected to be one of the moves, since Trudeau is believed to be planning his first expansion cabinet since taking office, and he needs jobs to give the new faces. Now Kirsty Duncan, minister of science and minister of sport and persons with disabilities, finds herself at the centre of speculation as talk heats up about a cabinet shuffle. ; Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau will shuffle his cabinet sometime in the next week, sources tell The Canadian Press. Duncan has been the minister of science since the beginning of the Trudeau government. Trudeau never said how long he expected his science minister to juggle two departments, including two entirely different sets of staff, Duncan said. In January, she was sworn in as minister of sport and persons with disabilities just days after Kent Hehr, her predecessor in that post, was forced to resign from cabinet over harassment allegations from his time as a member of the Alberta legislature. ( As reported in the news.