Bev Oda's departure from the Harper government has set the stage for a summertime cabinet shuffle.
Oda, the minister of international cooperation, announced her resignation from politics Tuesday through a statement on her website.
The 67-year-old, who was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year for her champagne spending habits, will officially step down as Member of Parliament for the Ontario riding of Durham on July 31.
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Rumours are already circulating about who might replace her in cabinet.
Rookie MP Kellie Leitch, a former surgeon from Ontario, seems to be the frontrunner. Leitch, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of labour, has been an impressive MP despite her rookie status.
Stephen Harper is also expected to make changes to other portfolios.
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