Cabinet changes include new faces

By Lloydminster Source staff

August 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Premier makes major changes

“In the April election, we were fortunate that voters elected a number of very talented and capable new MLAs, creating the opportunity for renewal in our government,” Premier Brad Wall said.  
“The new cabinet will have a strong blend of experience and new faces and will serve Saskatchewan well as we work to meet the opportunities and challenges facing our province.”
Five MLAs are entering cabinet, including four who become ministers for the first time:
Tina Beaudry-Mellor becomes minister of Social Services and minister responsible for the Status of Women;
Dave Marit becomes minister of Highways and Infrastructure;
Bronwyn Eyre becomes minister of Advanced Education;
Joe Hargrave becomes minister of Crown Investments Corporation, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and Saskatchewan Transportation Company; and
Ken Cheveldayoff re-enters cabinet as minister of Parks, Culture and Sport and minister responsible for the Public Service Commission.
Veteran MLA and Minister Don Morgan becomes Saskatchewan’s new Deputy Premier.  Morgan will continue to serve as minister of Education and Minister of Labour.
“Don Morgan has always been a leader in our government’s caucus and cabinet,” Wall said.  
“His sound judgment and the respect he has earned among his colleagues made Don the clear choice for Deputy Premier.”
Finance Minister Kevin Doherty;
Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart;
Rural and Remote Health Minister Greg Ottenbreit; and
Justice and SaskBuilds Minister Gordon Wyant all retain their positions.

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