Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Cabinet Shuffle

Cabinet Shuffle

Not a dance move. This is an event in which the Prime Minister chooses to switch up his/her Cabinet Ministers. Entirely new ministers can be named, some removed for various reasons, and some changed from one portfolio to another. Cabinet shuffles are often political in nature and an attempt by the government to remain in the good graces of the electorate. They can and often do precede elections being called, but they can also be used to avoid an election.