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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's prime minister named Peter Kent, the former minister of state for foreign affairs, as environment minister on Tuesday in a cabinet shuffle described as a minor tweak designed to fill a vacancy.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty remains in his post, which he has held since 2006, signaling no plans for a shift in economic policy.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper was forced to reorganize his cabinet after former environment minister, Jim Prentice, stepped down last November to take a senior position at a commercial bank.
Reporting by Louise Egan; editing by Peter Galloway