The Prime Minister\u2019s Office has made public the mandate letter for the freshly-appointed Minister of Rural Economic Development, Bernadette Jordan. The letter taps her to lead the development of a Canadian Rural Economic Development Strategy, the rollout of rural infrastructure investments and \u201clead work to increase high-speed broadband coverage in rural Canada.\u201d \u201cThis includes the rollout of existing investments, programming towards further improvements, and ensuring that investments by the Government of Canada, provincial and territorial partners, and the private sector are co-ordinated to best prepare rural Canada for success in the digital economy,\u201d it said. The letter says she\u2019ll be working closely with key ministers to coordinate on files, including Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc and Infrastructure Minister Fran\u00e7ois-Philippe Champagne, among others. It also tasks her with working with a number of cabinet ministers on other files including social infrastructure investments such as social housing, improving Canada Post mail services in rural areas, and rural investments from regional development agencies. Jordan was sworn into cabinet earlier this month in a pre-election cabinet shuffle that cemented Prime Minister Justin Trudeau\u2019s front benches looking ahead to an October vote. Trudeau notably replaced former Treasury Board Secretary Scott Brison, who announced this month he is retiring from politics after two decades in Parliament, with Jane Philpott, and made David Lametti the new minister of justice, replacing Jody Wilson-Raybould.