Filomena Tassi, Helena Jaczek Swap Commonwealth Cabinet Roles in Minor Shuffle

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the Liberal Party fundraising event in Mississauga, Ontario on August 30, 2022. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

OTTAWA — Two Ontario cabinet ministers, Filomena Tassi and Helena Jacek, are swapping roles today in a small shuffle at Rideau Hall, according to the prime minister’s office.

Tassi will move from Procurement to Secretary of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario, and Jaczek will move to Procurement.

The change comes after Tassi asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to change his duties so he could spend more time in southern Ontario for family health reasons.

Jaczek was first elected in the Greater Toronto Area in 2019 and was appointed to the Cabinet in 2021.

Tassi has represented Hamilton’s constituency since 2015, was first appointed to the Trudeau Cabinet as Minister for Elderly Affairs in 2018, and became Labor Minister in 2019.

The shuffle takes place one week before the Cabinet exits in Vancouver and three weeks before the House of Representatives reopens its seats following the summer break.

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