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Statement by the Prime Minister on temporary changes to the Ministry

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today on upcoming temporary changes to the Ministry:

“Following the birth of her child, the Honourable Karina Gould will take a leave of absence from her role as Minister of Democratic Institutions to go on parental leave.

“During her absence, the Honourable Scott Brison will serve as acting Minister of Democratic Institutions, in addition to his role as President of the Treasury Board. Andy Fillmore will continue to serve as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Democratic Institutions.