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Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty (L) walk to the House of Commons to deliver the budget on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty (L) walk to the House of Commons to deliver the budget on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
(Dave Chan for The Globe and Mail/Dave Chan for The Globe and Mail)

John Ibbitson

Replacing finance minister is a recipe for disaster, and Harper knows that

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To borrow a phrase, when it comes to cabinet shuffles, those who know aren’t talking and those who are talking don’t know. That is nowhere more evident than in the debate over whether Stephen Harper will replace Jim Flaherty as Finance Minister.