Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set to shuffle cabinet on Friday: source

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to shuffle the federal cabinet on Friday as he looks to fill the void left by the resignation of Jody Wilson-Raybould.

A senior government source, speaking to The Canadian Press on background because no official announcement has been made, says the shuffle will be ``internal to the existing cabinet,'' meaning no new ministers will be brought in.

A small number of ministers will change roles, the source says, primarily so that the veterans-affairs portfolio will have a dedicated minister again.

Wilson-Raybould, who was moved from the justice portfolio to veterans affairs in the last federal cabinet shuffle in mid-January, resigned her post earlier this month.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has been acting as the minister of veterans affairs since her departure.

On Wednesday, Wilson-Raybould testified to the House of Commons justice committee that she was pressured by Trudeau, his senior staff and others to halt a criminal prosecution of Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin.