Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe announced changes to his cabinet on Wednesday following the resignation of Lyle Stewart as Minister of Agriculture.
David Marit has been appointed to the agriculture portfolio. He previously served as Minister of Highways and Infrastructure.
Marit was elected as MLA for the southwest Saskatchewan riding of Wood River in 2016, and previously served as president of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) from 2006 to 2014. According to the Saskatchewan Party website, Marit owns and operates a farm with his brother.
Lori Carr is replacing him as highways minister.
“I am confident that both Dave and Lori will bring an important perspective to their new portfolios, and I look forward to working with them as we stand up for Saskatchewan” says Moe, in a statement.
Stewart announced last week that he would step down to focus on treatment for cancer.
Moe says Stewart “will remain a strong mentor and advisor to our cabinet when it comes to supporting our agriculture sector while we stand with him in his battle against cancer.”