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Eight New Canadian Ministers Named
Mon Jul 15, 2013 01:18 PM CDT

TORONTO (AP) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday named eight new ministers, including four women, in his biggest cabinet shuffle since taking office in 2006.

After an expenses scandal hurt the Conservative government's popularity this spring, the shake-up appears to be aimed at presenting a fresh face for the government ahead of an important speech in the fall when Harper will lay out new policies and priorities.

"These changes to the ministry feature both younger members of Parliament ready for new opportunities, and steady hands that will continue to deliver strong leadership in key portfolios. In particular, I ...

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