This article lays it out really well.
Trudeau tries to craft sturdier cabinet to withstand Trump: Chris Hall - Politics - CBC News
Huge shake up in Ottawa today, as Trudeau ousts some party stalwarts and goes all-offense on the new US administration.
You have to hand it to Trump. He certainly gets attention. This is the first-time I've ever seen the government specifically tailor cabinet to deal with a foreign country.
In short, the French speaking intellectuals are now forcibly retired. The glitzy, young trade negotiator who lives and breathes globalism is in Foreign Affairs (responsible for any NAFTA or Auto pact negotiations), and most importantly, the Beijing embassy has been given an ambassador from the PM inner circle instead of a civil servant. An honour that has only ever been given to Washington, London and Paris - and something the Chinese have been asking for for generations.
The result. Economic negotiators now run Ottawa, specifically to deal with Trump, and Chinese trade is being elevated to a national priority - specifically to leverage Trump.
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