Premier makes changes to Provincial Cabinet


Changes were made to the provincial cabinet on Tuesday.

Cabinet size remains unchanged at 18, including Prime Minister Scott Moe, but several MPs now have new portfolios.

Another change includes Tim McLeod, MPP for Moose Jaw North, who has also been named Provincial Secretary.

The new cabinet was sworn in Tuesday by Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty.

Five deputies remain in the cabinet with new portfolios:

  • Jim Reiter becomes Minister of Energy and Resources.
  • Bronwyn Eyre becomes Saskatchewan’s first-ever female Minister of Justice and Attorney General.
  • Gordon Wyant becomes Minister of Higher Education. Gene Makowsky becomes Minister of Social Services.
  • Lori Carr becomes Saskatchewan’s Minister of Construction and Procurement, Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission and Minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority.

A new Sustainable Growth Secretariat will be established within the Executive Council under the supervision of the Premier under his current responsibility for Intergovernmental Affairs.

Two deputies enter the Cabinet:

  • Jeremy Cockrill becomes Minister of Roads, in charge of the Water Security Agency.
  • Dana Skoropad becomes Minister of the Environment.

10 other deputies retain their current ministerial portfolios:

  • Donna Harpauer remains Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance.
  • Don Morgan remains minister of the Crown Investments Corporation and becomes minister responsible for all major Crown corporations, including SaskEnergy, SGI, SaskPower, SaskTel, SaskGaming and SaskWater. Morgan remains Minister of Labor Relations and Workplace Safety and Minister responsible for the Workers’ Compensation Board of Saskatchewan.
  • Dustin Duncan remains Minister of Education.
  • Christine Tell remains Minister of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety.
  • Jeremy Harrison remains Minister of Trade and Export Development and Minister of Immigration and Skills Training, Minister responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan and Minister responsible for Tourism Saskatchewan.
  • David Marit remains Minister of Agriculture and Minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation.
  • Paul Merriman remains Minister of Health.
  • Don McMorris remains Minister of Government Relations, Minister responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs and Minister responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission.
  • Laura Ross remains Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women.
  • Everett Hindley remains Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Seniors and Rural and Remote Health.

The Prime Minister announces the appointments of Legislative Secretaries and leadership of the House of Government:

House management:

  • Jeremy Harrison will continue as Government House Leader.
  • Lori Carr will serve as Deputy Government House Leader.
  • Greg Ottenbreit will continue to serve as Government Whip.
  • Alana Ross will serve as Deputy Government Whip.

Legislative Secretaries:

  • MLA Lyle Stewart continues to serve as Legislative Secretary to the Premier responsible for Self-Government.
  • MPP David Buckingham continues to serve as Legislative Secretary to the Minister responsible for SaskTel and SGI.
  • MLA Doug Steele continues to serve as Legislative Secretary to the Minister responsible for SaskPower and SaskEnergy.
  • MP Todd Goudy will serve as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Education.
  • MLA Ken Francis will serve as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Trade and Export Development. MPP Terry Dennis will serve as Legislative Secretary responsible for Saskatchewan-Ukraine relations.
  • MP Alana Ross will serve as Legislative Secretary Responsible for Forestry to the Minister of Energy and Resources.
  • MP Daryl Harrison will serve as the Legislative Secretary responsible for Value Added Agriculture and Livestock Engagement to the Minister of Agriculture.
  • MPP Jim Lemaigre will serve as Legislative Secretary Responsible for Mental Health and Addictions to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Seniors and Rural and Remote Health.
  • MP Terry Jenson will serve as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Social Services.
  • MPP Marvin Friesen will serve as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport


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