Canada shuffling cabinet, finance minister stays

Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:00am EST
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will engage in a minor reshuffling of his cabinet on Tuesday morning but government sources said he will keep Finance Minister Jim Flaherty in his post.

His office said the shuffle would take place at 10 a.m. EST and gave no further details.

The Globe and Mail newspaper said Energy Minister Lisa Raitt would be among those facing a demotion while Trade Minister Stockwell Day would get a new position.

Harper tends to tweak his cabinet about once a year. The veterans affairs minister already has said he is leaving the cabinet.

(Reporting by Randall Palmer; Editing by Bill Trott)

<p>Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks on the phone while taking part in a radio intervew in his Langevin Block office in Ottawa in this January 18, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Chris Wattie</p>