Saturday November 29, 2014

Wall shuffles half of cabinet


Premier Brad Wall re-organized his cabinet last week.

Veteran minister Don McMorris retains his current assignments and becomes Minister responsible for Crown Investments Corporation, Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA), Saskatchewan Government Insurance, the Public Service Commission and the government’s Lean Initiative.

Four other current ministers change portfolios:

•Kevin Doherty becomes Minister of Advanced Education and Minister responsible for SaskTel;

•Donna Harpauer becomes Minister of Social Services and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation and the Status of Women;

•Nancy Heppner becomes Minister of Highways and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation; and

•Tim McMillan becomes Minister responsible for Rural and Remote Health.

Former minister Jeremy Harrison returns to cabinet as the Associate Minister of the Economy responsible for trade, tourism, innovation and immigration.

Three MLAs enter cabinet for the first time:

• Jennifer Campeau becomes Minister of Central Services and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Transportation Corporation;

• Mark Docherty becomes Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport and Minister responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission; and

• Scott Moe becomes Minister of Environment and Minister responsible for SaskWater and the Water Security Agency.  

Eight ministers remain in their current portfolios:

Ken Cheveldayoff becomes the Government House Leader while Corey Tochor becomes Deputy Leader. Greg Ottenbreit remains Government Whip while Fred Bradshaw becomes Deputy Whip.

Wall thanked the members who left cabinet and said they will all continue to play important roles in the government.



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