Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his Cabinet yesterday.
Carolyn Bennett, currently Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, becomes Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs.
In a related move, Jane Philpott, currently Minister of Health, becomes Minister of Indigenous Services.
The two appointments signal a renewed focus on Indigenous issues.
In other moves:
Kent Hehr, currently Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, becomes Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.
Carla Qualtrough, currently Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, becomes Minister of Public Services and Procurement.
Ginette Petitpas Taylor, currently Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, becomes Minister of Health.
Seamus O’Regan, becomes Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence.