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As pre-election cabinet shuffle looms, Kirsty Duncan ready for anything

Posted On: Jul 12, 2018   |   Posted By: National Post

OTTAWA - She's gone from a junior minister, to a minister with a $4-billion budget to spend, to a minister holding down two different portfolios.
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 Justin Trudeau will shuffle his cabinet sometime in the next week, sources tell The Canadian Press. 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.
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.
Duncan has been the minister of science since the beginning of the Trudeau government. In January, she was sworn in as minister of sport and persons with...

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