Stewart retains ag portfolio under new Saskatchewan premier


Lyle Stewart will continue to represent Saskatchewan agriculture in new Premier Scott Moe’s provincial cabinet.

After winning the Sask Party leadership contest last weekend, Moe was formally sworn in as Premier of Saskatchewan on Friday, after which he announced the appointment of his first cabinet.

Stewart, who has served as ag minister in Saskatchewan since 2012, retains the titles of Minister of Agriculture and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Crop Insurance.

Moe appointed several other leadership contenders, including Gord Wyant, Tinay Beaudry-Mellor and Ken Cheveldayoff, to cabinet posts.

Five MLAs are entering cabinet:

  • Gordon Wyant becomes Deputy Premier and Minister of Education;
  • Jeremy Harrison becomes Minister of Export and Trade Development and Minister of Immigration and Careers Training;
  • Tina Beaudry-Mellor becomes Minister of Advanced Education and Minister responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan, and Status of Women;
  • Ken Cheveldayoff becomes Minister of Central Services and Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission and the Provincial Capital Commission;
  • Warren Kaeding, becomes Minister of Government Relations and Minister of First Nations, Metis and Northern Affairs.

Two ministers remain in cabinet but change portfolios:

  • Bronwyn Eyre becomes Minister of Energy and Resources and Minister responsible for SaskWater and SaskEnergy;
  • Christine Tell becomes Minister of Corrections and Policing, and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation.

Ten ministers retain their current cabinet responsibilities:

  • Don Morgan remains Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and Minister responsible for Labour Relations and Workplace Safety and Workers’ Compensation Board while adding responsibility for the Global Transportation Hub and SaskTel;
  • Donna Harpauer remains Minister of Finance;
  • Lyle Stewart remains Minister of Agriculture and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Crop Insurance;
  • Jim Reiter remains Minister of Health;
  • Dustin Duncan remains Minister of Environment and Minister responsible for the Water Security Agency and SaskPower;
  • Greg Ottenbreit remains Minister of Rural and Remote Health;
  • David Marit remains Minister of Highways and Infrastructure, and Minister responsible for SaskBuilds and Priority Saskatchewan;
  • Joe Hargrave remains Minister of Crown Investments Corporation, and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance;
  • Paul Merriman remains Minister of Social Services;
  • Gene Makowsky remains Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, and Minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority while adding responsibility for Tourism Saskatchewan.
Categories: News / Western Canada

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