Who’s in line to replace Morneau as Trudeau’s finance minister
Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul
Freeland, Duclos touted as potential successors to lead Canada’s financial recovery Bill Morneau’s resignation as finance minister opens the door to one of the most coveted seats at the Liberal government’s cabinet table. Morneau insisted on Monday he was not pushed out by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, saying it was time for a new finance minister to carry Canada forward in the economic post-pandemic recovery. But University of Toronto political scientist Nelson Wiseman said he sees Morneau as a “sacrificial lamb” in the ongoing WE Charity controversy engulfing the Liberal government. “By firing Morneau, Trudeau is hoping to take the attention off himself,” he said.