Trudeau shuffles the deck

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shaken up his cabinet in preparation for the Donald Trump administration in Washington.

The main change was moving Toronto M-P Chrystia Freeland from international trade to global affairs, replacing Stephane Dion.

Freeland will be responsible for dealing with Trump as he brings his America-first approach to Washington.

She is also expected to take a hardline when it comes to Canada’s relations with Russia.

Also appointed was Toronto MP Ahmed Hussen to Immigration.

He was born in Somalia.