Senior Canadian cabinet minister quitting ahead of October election

FILE PHOTO: Canada's Treasury Board President Scott Brison speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Treasury Board President Scott Brison, a senior member of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet, said on Thursday he would quit, a move that will deprive the ruling Liberals of a political veteran as they gird for a tightly contested federal election this October. Brison, Canada’s first openly gay cabinet minister, announced […]

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