François-Philippe Champagne new minister of innovation as Bains steps down from cabinet
Liberal MP François-Philippe Champagne will serve as the new Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry as Navdeep Bains has announced he will not seek reelection in the next election and is leaving his spot in cabinet. Bains cited the need to spend more time with his family as the reason for his decision. “It’s been a tremendous honour to serve you and this country,” said Bains, in a post on Twitter Tuesday morning. Marc Garneau will replace Champagne at Foreign Affairs in the cabinet shuffle. Champagne was first elected in 2015 as an MP for Saint-Maurice-Champlain and before entering politics was vice-president and senior counsel of ABB Group.