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Cabinet shuffle coming on Monday after Brison quits, Trudeau says

Treasury Board President Scott Brison speaks in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Brison is quitting a political career he loves to spend more time with a cherished family that politics made possible.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will shuffle his cabinet Monday to deal with the resignation of Treasury Board President Scott Brison.

The longtime Nova Scotia MP announced Thursday morning that he won’t seek re-election this fall because he wants to spend more time with his family.

He’ll said he’ll quit the cabinet before then because the government is best served by ministers who are running again.

Brison has been the face of the Liberal government in Nova Scotia, where the party won every seat in 2015.

But he’s also been close to the story of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, who’s facing a trial for breach of trust related to allegations he leaked secrets to promote a navy shipbuilding contract.

Norman’s case is to go to trial late this summer, just as the campaign for the Oct. 21 election is getting underway.

The Canadian Press