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Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Patty Hajdu named federal health minister

Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Patty Hajdu will return to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet, this time as federal health minister
Thunder Bay Superior North MP Patty Hajdu has been named the federal minister of health. (Heather Kitching/CBC)

Patty Hajdu will be the next federal health minister.

The second-term Liberal Thunder Bay-Superior North MP will assume the post in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet and is to be officially sworn in during a Wednesday afternoon ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. 

Hajdu was named to Trudeau's first cabinet four years ago, initially serving as minister of status of women. A 2017 shuffle ended up with Hajdu landing the employment, workforce development and labour portfolio.

The former Thunder Bay Shelter House executive director was re-elected to the House of Commons last month, earning about 42 per cent of the vote in the riding.