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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, front centre, poses for a group photo with the Cabinet announced during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Monday, July 15, 2013.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, front centre, poses for a group photo with the Cabinet announced during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Monday, July 15, 2013.
(Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Cabinet shuffle hints at possible Tory succession down the road

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In his trenchant – though understandably partisan – analysis of the cabinet shuffle, departing Liberal MP Bob Rae observes: “Those who continue to argue that [Stephen] Harper is contemplating retirement before the next election will have difficulty reading any such thing into this mid-term change.”