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Ontario Premier Mike Harris is calling it a major change of players but not of the agenda. Thursday morning before taking off for China, the premier unveiled his most ambitious cabinet shuffle since becoming premier in 1995. The shuffle was necessitated by the recent departures of Ernie Eves and Al Palladini, two ministers with senior economic portfolios. The big story of this shuffle: the elevation of former attorney-general James Flaherty to the two most prestigious jobs in cabinet, minister of finance and deputy premier. Our 4th Reading panelists Mac Penney, Ruth Grier and Richard Mahoney deconstruct the political shift.
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Feb 11, 2001