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Trudeau Names New Procurement Chief in Minor Cabinet Shuffle

Helena Jaczek speaks alongside Justin Trudeau and Filomena Tassi at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Aug. 31.

Helena Jaczek speaks alongside Justin Trudeau and Filomena Tassi at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Aug. 31.

Photographer: David Kawai/Bloomberg

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a one-for-one swap on his front bench ahead of a cabinet retreat next week that will flesh out his government’s fall agenda.

Helena Jaczek was named procurement minister during a brief ceremony Wednesday in Ottawa. She succeeds Filomena Tassi, who in turn takes over Jaczek’s previous post as head of the government’s economic development agency in Ontario.