Monday, July 15, 2013

Do the Shuffle!

— Stephen Harper, prime minister;  Glad he's still there.
— Bernard Valcourt, minister of aboriginal affairs and northern development;  Who?— Rob Nicholson, minister of national defence;  Moved.  He'll be competent. — Peter MacKay, minister of justice and attorney general of Canada;  Moved.  Being a lawyer, perfect position.
— Rona Ambrose, minister of health;  She's better at intergovernmental relations but she'll do well here.— Diane Finley, minister of public works and government services;  Good fit.— John Baird, minister of foreign affairs;  Same. Excellent fit.  — Tony Clement, president of the Treasury Board;  Same.  Meh.— Jim Flaherty, minister of finance;  Same.  Irish eyes are smilin'.— Peter Van Loan, government leader in the House of Commons;  Same.  Meh.—Jason Kenney, minister of employment and social development;  New.  He's one of the most competent ministers.— Gerry Ritz, minister of agriculture and agri-food;  Still?— Christian Paradis, minister of international development and minister for La Francophonie;  Sure.— James Moore, minister of industry;  Moved. Finally moved from heritage.— Denis Lebel, minister of infrastructure, communities and intergovernmental affairs and minister of the economic development agency of Canada for the regions of Quebec;  Sure.— Leona Aglukkaq, minister of the environment, minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and minister for the Arctic Council;  Environment?  Ok, we'll see.— Lisa Raitt, minister of transport;  Sure.— Gail Shea, minister of fisheries and oceans; Sure.
— Julian Fantino, minister of veterans affairs; Same.— Steven Blaney, minister of public safety;  Who?— Ed Fast, minister of international trade;  Who?— Joe Oliver, minister of natural resources;  Sure.— Kerry-Lynne Findlay, minister of national revenue;  Ok.— Shelly Glover, minister of Canadian heritage and official languages;  Ok.— Chris Alexander, minister of citizenship and immigration;  Good.— Kellie Leitch, minister of labour and minister of status of women;  Good.— Maxime Bernier, minister of state for small Business and Tourism, and Agriculture;  He's back!— Lynne Yelich, minister of state for foreign affairs and consular;  Ok.— Gary Goodyear, minister of state for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario; Who?— Rob Moore, minister of state for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency;  But he's from BC?— John Duncan, minister of state and chief government whip;  Ok.—Tim Uppal, minister of state for multiculturalism;  Perfect.— Alice Wong, minister of state for seniors;  Who?— Bal Gosal, minister of state for sport; Who?—Kevin Sorenson, minister of state for Finance;  Good.— Pierre Poilievre, minister of state for democratic reform;  Yoy!— Candice Bergen, minister of state for social development;  And Murphy Brown?— Greg Rickford, minister of state for science and technology, and Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario;  Who?— Michelle Rempel, minister of state for western economic diversification.  Let's see what you can do!


Anonymous said...

Rob Moore is from News Brunswick not BC, and Maxime Bernier was already a minister.

Anonymous said...

This fat bloated cabinet is a waste of money. Harper used to criticize Chrétien for having a cabinet of 36. Harper has a cabinet of 39. So much for smaller government.

Anonymous said...

With all the excitement over the shuffle, everybody forgot about the Muke Duffy thang....even Warren K. So I guess it worked. We're all better now. We can all get back to being conservatives with smaller government, less transfer money to quebec, end of abortion, return of capital punishment, no gay marriage, end of the senate, the end of affirmative action and the passage of Canada's first stand your ground law so that we can defend our home, businesses, lives and family.