Flaherty to stay as finance minister: source

Wed May 18, 2011 7:51am EDT
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty will stay in his job, as expected, after the federal government shuffle later on Wednesday, a government source said.

"Flaherty stays," the government source told Reuters.

A new cabinet will be announced at 11:15 a.m., and five senior cabinet positions need to be filled after the May 2 election, when the Conservatives won a majority of seats but some ministers were not re-elected.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren, writing by Ka Yan Ng)

<p>Canada's Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty talks to reporters after a day of meetings with G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors during the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington, April 15, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst</p>