Former minister silences rumors of diplomatic appointment | Mark Corneo wants to complete his term as Member of Parliament for NDG-Westmount

(Ottawa) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been ousted from the Cabinet, and former Foreign Minister Mark Corneo has reaffirmed his determination to end his mandate as deputy to the Montreal Riding in Notre Dame-de-Grace.

Joel-Denise Bellevance

Joel-Denise Bellevance

Mr Carnegie put an end to rumors circulating for about six weeks that he might be Canada’s next ambassador to France.

The post of ambassador to Paris has been vacant since June, following the appointment of Isabel Hooden as chairman and CEO of Canada’s Business Development Bank.

In a message on his Twitter account on Sunday evening, Mr. Carnegie said Monday he would attend the House of Commons, which will resume its work for the first time since the September 20 federal election.

“44e The Canadian Parliament begins tomorrow. Many asked me if I was leaving politics. No, I continue to represent the people of NDG-Westmount, ”he wrote in his message.

According to information received by Press, Liberal strategists, considered a liberal stronghold Mr. They began to speculate on the Liberal candidates who might run for office in Corneo’s Riding. .

In particular, the name of Anna Kenny, the former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, was mentioned.

To everyone’s surprise, Justin Trudeau decided to remove Mark Corneo from the cabinet, announcing on October 26, the cabinet that would support him in the state affairs administration, as he was about to take office for the third time. The Prime Minister has set his sights on Melanie Jolie as head of the Foreign Ministry.

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Before being appointed head of Canadian diplomacy in January, Mr. Corneo was transport minister for about five years.

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