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Trudeau In Trouble As Another Minister Quits

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FILE PHOTO: Canada’s PM Trudeau congratulates Philpott after she was sworn-in at Rideau Hall in Ottawa

Before the fire could settle from the resignation of the first minister, another minister has handed in her papers, dealing a serious blow to the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Her reason stated that she has lost all confidence in how the government had handled the escalating political scandal.

Jane Philpott, the recently appointed Treasury Board President, is the member of cabinet to resign. She was the person with overall authority for government spending. This departure will deprive Trudeau of another high ranked female member of cabinet, just months ahead of an election, which by many polls have predicted that he could lose this one.

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