Justin Trudeau will proceed to a cabinet reshuffle on Monday, in the wake of the resignation of Judy Foote.
Liberal MP Seamus O’Regan has been appointed veterans affairs minister and associate minister of defence, replacing Kent Hehr.
Canada’s Governor General will be at Rideau Hall for a swearing in ceremony at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Ms. Foote, ex-minister of public Services and Procurement, has announced his departure at the end of last week.
The member of parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, Newfoundland-and-Labrador, said she was resigning from his duties as minister and that she will do the same later this year for his post of mp.
Three rookies were shuffled in to fill in the open positions François-Philippe Champagne became Trade Minister; Ahmed Hussen became Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship minister; and Karina Gould was appointed Democratic Institutions Minister.
Public Works and Procurement involves a long list of responsibilities and challenging files, including the Phoenix pay system fiasco, which has resulted in leagues of public servants receiving either too much pay, not enough pay or no pay at all. She was previously the minister of sport and persons with disabilities. MaryAnn Mihychuk was also removed from cabinet and later selected as chair of the House Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee.