By Jeremiah Smith
Last week the Honorable Jay Hill announced that he would not run for re-election. Consequently he also stepped down from his position as Government House Leader. In response — after much speculation — Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced some cabinet shifts.
Filling the position of Government House Leader is John Baird, former Minister of Transport. Chuck Strahl, former Minister of Indian Affairs will shift into the Ministry of Transport and John Duncan, former Parliamentary Secretary for Indian Affairs will be promoted to Minister of Indian Affairs.
Pray for these men as they enter new positions of responsibility. Pray that they would “rule” with wisdom, and pray for a smooth transition of authority. Pray for Jay Hill as he returns (next election) to civilian life. Also pray for John Baird as he steps into a very crucial role as Government House Leader. Pray that he would be a uniting and diplomatic influence in the House of Commons.