The government has just released the new House seating plan. John Baird’s new seatmate is Jason Kenney (nice of them to stick two of their more vicious partisans together). While Mr. Bernier’s been dispatched to the near corner, behind Bev Oda and beside Jim “Balderdash” Abbott himself. That should cheer him up.
Meanwhile, in its print edition, the Globe offers a slightly more substantial guess of who may go where in the seemingly inevitable cabinet shuffle.Christian Paradis may be in for a promotion, which would at least be an entertaining turn—Paradis one of the more excitable young men on the Conservative side, all flailing arms and furious indignation.
Helena Guergis could be demoted, which seems, well, fair—her oft-patronizing tone does this government no favour when the subject is, say, a stricken citizen rotting away in a Mexican prison, or a former child soldier being tortured in Cuba.
And James Moore could be in for a promotion. Which seems, well, a nice way of saying, “Hey, sorry we made you stand up and take all the Cadman heat.”