Company associations say Ottawa’s new Innovation, Science and Industry Minister, François-Philippe Champagne, is inheriting a hard file, but welcome new management soon after an formidable Liberal agenda was mired in delays.
Mr. Champagne is between the several ministers in Key Minister Justin Trudeau’s cupboard with substantial corporate practical experience, and the small business group sees his appointment as a chance to work carefully with a new, responsive and energetic advocate. He replaces Navdeep Bains in the 2nd considerable shuffle of the Liberals’ financial portfolios all through the worst economic crisis in generations. Bill Morneau left last summer season and was replaced with Deputy Primary Minister Chrystia Freeland.
Mr. Bains said in an interview on Tuesday