News Release - June 29, 2010
NEW CABINET TO CONTINUE GOVERNMENT’S GROWTH AGENDA
Premier Brad Wall today made changes to the provincial cabinet and other MLA duties. Wall said the new cabinet will chart a long term course of growth and improved quality of life in Saskatchewan.
Deputy Premier Ken Krawetz has been named the province's new Finance Minister.
"Ken Krawetz has always played a strong leadership role within our government and I know he will continue to do so in his new responsibility of managing our province's finances," Wall said.
Donna Harpauer takes over from Krawetz as Minister of Education and also becomes Provincial Secretary while June Draude replaces Harpauer as Minister of Social Services. Draude also becomes Minister responsible for the Status of Women while maintaining her responsibility as Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission (PSC).
Two MLAs enter cabinet for the first time:
Darryl Hickie returns to cabinet as Minister of Municipal Affairs.
"We are continuing to build capacity and experience within our government," Wall said. "Twenty four of the 37 government MLAs have now served in cabinet and the others have all made significant contributions as legislative secretaries, committee chairs or in other leadership roles."
Several Ministers take on new responsibilities:
Three Ministers maintain their current portfolios and take on new responsibilities:
The remaining cabinet members retain their current responsibilities:
"This new cabinet is a strong team that will keep Saskatchewan moving forward and address the challenges and opportunities of a growing, vibrant province," Wall said.
Wall also named Greg Ottenbreit as Legislative Secretary to the Premier for Vulnerable Youth. Wayne Elhard has been tasked with co-ordinating the multi-faceted and long term infrastructure needs of the province as Legislative Secretary to the Premier for Ready for the Growth Provincial Infrastructure Initiative.
Delbert Kirsch will become the new Chair of the Legislature's Standing Policy Committee on Crowns and Central Agencies and Lyle Stewart will become the new Chair of the Standing Policy on the Economy.
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Cabinet Shuffle List June 29.pdf (11.2 KB)