A minimalist cabinet shuffle in the end, and not much in it to quarrel with. But what does it say about the thinness of the talent on the Conservative benches that just about the only person they could find for Foreign Affairs (Jim Prentice aside) is a defrocked Liberal? Michael Fortier is a better fit at International Trade than he was at Public Works; his replacement is — surprise — a Quebecker, Christian Paradis. And James Moore gets a Sec State bauble, joining Jason Kenney and Diane Ablonczy on the taxi squad waiting for real jobs …

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