Premier Pallister Shuffles Cabinet
Aug 01, 2018
President Michelle Gawronsky was at the Legislature this afternoon for the swearing in ceremony as Premier Pallister shuffled his cabinet. Several key portfolios including Finance, Health, Justice, Families, Crown Services, and Education will be under the direction of new Ministers.
“I would like to congratulate the Ministers on their new roles, and extend my invitation to meet and discuss the services that MGEU members provide,” said Gawronsky.
The Premier introduced his freshly sworn in cabinet colleagues, stating that they will be working to restore the services and work with labour, including providing job security to public sector employees.
“This is an opportunity for this government to reboot and rethink its agenda of cuts and privatization. Manitoba families were promised by this Premier that he would protect public services and the people who deliver them. I really hope the new cabinet will put people first by keeping that commitment to Manitobans”, said Gawronsky.
The Ministers in the 14 person cabinet and their portfolios and are:
- Heather Stefanson (Tuxedo) — Families, deputy premier.
- Cameron Friesen (Morden-Winkler) — Health, Seniors and Active Living.
- Kelvin Goertzen (Steinbach) — Education and Training, government house leader.
- Cliff Cullen (Spruce Woods) — Justice, attorney general.
- Scott Fielding (Kirkfield Park) — Finance and minister responsible for the civil service.
- Colleen Mayer (St. Vital) — Crown services.
Continuing cabinet positions:
- Brian Pallister (Fort Whyte) — premier and president of the executive council, minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and International Relations.
- Jeff Wharton (Gimli) — Municipal Relations.
- Eileen Clarke (Agassiz) — Indigenous and Northern Relations.
- Ron Schuler (St. Paul) — Infrastructure.
- Ralph Eichler (Lakeside) — Agriculture.
- Blaine Pedersen (Midland) — Growth, Enterprise and Trade.
- Cathy Cox (River East) — Sport, Culture and Heritage.
- Rochelle Squires (Riel) — Sustainable Development and minister responsible for Francophone affairs and status of women.