OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains resigned on Tuesday, setting in motion a reshuffle of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet ahead of a possible election this year.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and Global News both said Bains would be replaced by current Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne. Transport Minister Marc Garneau would take over from Champagne, they said.
Bains said he was stepping aside for family reasons and would not stand in the next election.
(Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Andrew Heavens)