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  • 2020 Provincial Cabinet Shuffle Announced

    A New Deputy Premier and One New Ministry


    Premier Scott Moe has announced the New Cabinet.
    The provincial cabinet is a decision-making body led by Premier Scott Moe.
    Moe has appointed each cabinet minister to be responsible for a ministry or portfolio.


    Who's In?

    Three MLAs are entering cabinet:


    Don McMorris
    *New* Minister of Government Relations, Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs, and Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission.
     
    Laura Ross
    *New* Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women.
     
    Everett Hindley
    *New* Minister of Mental Health and Addictions (this is a new priority focus), Seniors and Rural and Remote Health.  

    Who's Out?

    Three MLAs are not listed in cabinet:


    Tina Beaudry-Mellor
    Was the Minister of Advanced Education, Minister responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan, and Minister responsible for the Status of Women.
     
    Greg Ottenbreit
    Was the Minister of Highways and Infrastructure, and Minister responsible for the Water Security Agency.
     
    Hon. Ken Cheveldayoff
    Was the Minister of Central Services, and Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission.
     

    Who's Moved Around?


    Several MLAs remain in cabinet, but with tweaks to their workload.

     


    Donna Harpauer becomes Deputy Premier.


    Harpauer will be the first woman to hold this role in Saskatchewan in 30+ years. Harpauer also retains the portfolio of Minister of Finance, a role she has held since 2017.





    Four MLAs retain their current cabinet portfolios, with some additions:


    Christine Tell remains Minister of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety. 
    The addition of Public Safety reflects an added cabinet responsibility for the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency.
     
    Jeremy Harrison remains Minister of Trade & Export Development and Minister of Immigration and Career Training.
    Added responsibility as the Minister Responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan and Minister Responsible for Tourism Saskatchewan.
     
    David Marit remains Minister of Agriculture and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation.
     
    Bronwyn Eyre remains Minister of Energy and Resources.

    Nine MLAs remain in cabinet, but with new portfolios:


    Don Morgan becomes Minister of Crown Investments Corporation and becomes Minister responsible for all major crown corporations.
    Including: SaskEnergy, SGI, SaskPower, SaskTel, SaskGaming and SaskWater. 
    Morgan remains Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety and Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board.
     
    Jim Reiter becomes Minister of SaskBuilds and Procurement, Minister Responsible for the Public Service Commission, and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority. 
    Reiter will oversee a new approach to the management of all infrastructure projects and assets, standardized government procurement and IT infrastructure through the creation of the Ministry of SaskBuilds and Procurement, a new ministry that will be established from the merged responsibilities of the former Ministry of Central Services and SaskBuilds.
     
    Dustin Duncan becomes Minister of Education.
     
    Gordon Wyant becomes Minister of Justice and Attorney General.
     
    Joe Hargrave becomes Minister of Highways and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Water Security Agency.
     
    Paul Merriman becomes Minister of Health.
     
    Gene Makowsky becomes Minister of Advanced Education.
    Makowsky was previously Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, Minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, and Minister responsible for Tourism Saskatchewan.
     
    Warren Kaeding becomes Minister of Environment.
    Kaeding was previously Minister responsible for Rural and Remote Health, and Minister Responsible for Seniors.
     
    Lori Carr becomes Minister of Social Services.
    Carr was previously Minister of Government Relations, Minister Responsible for First Nations, Metis and Northern Affairs, and Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission.

    House Leadership & Legislative Secretaries

    House leaders manage the affairs of the Legislative Assembly.
     
    Each party also appoints a Whip to ensure that the members of their party are in the Chamber when votes are called. Whips also keep members informed before the Assembly, and arrange for speakers to take part in debates and committees.

    House Leadership:

    • Jeremy Harrison - Government House Leader.
    • Fred Bradshaw - Deputy Government House Leader.
    • Greg Ottenbreit - Government Whip.
    • Randy Weekes - Government Deputy Whip.
     

    Legislative Secretaries:

    • MLA Lyle Stewart - Legislative Secretary to the Premier responsible for Provincial Autonomy, and Provincial Secretary.
    • MLA David Buckingham - Legislative Secretary to the Minister Responsible for SaskTel and SGI.
    • MLA Doug Steele - Legislative Secretary to the Minister Responsible for SaskPower and SaskEnergy.
    • MLA Fred Bradshaw - Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Environment.
    • MLA Todd Goudy - Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, and as Francophone Affairs Liaison.
    • MLA Nadine Wilson - Legislative Secretary to the Ministers of Trade and Export Development and Energy and Resources for Forestry and Saskatchewan-Ukraine Relations Liaison.
    • MLA Ken Francis - Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Trade and Export Development.
    • MLA Terry Dennis - Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Education.

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