At the unparalleled swearing-in ceremony in Saskatchewan, Lieutenant Ross Merasti swore in a new cabinet He did so wearing a mask, as did all the others in the room, including re-elected Prime Minister Scott Moe
In keeping with last week’s public health order requiring the wearing of masks in all public places in Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert the ministers did not have their families, rather they sat widely in the hall at Government House in Regina
Moe called The Nov 9 an « Very Different Party » event and indicated that this is also the first significant cabinet change he’s made since becoming Prime Minister
Moe reiterated his main view of his campaign, asking: “Who do you trust to lead the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring that life in Saskatchewan is accessible to all?
“Yes, we are still in the midst of this pandemic, and we have to do everything we can to control the spread of this virus and we will do everything we can to protect the people of Saskatchewan in the Saskatchewan families. We can protect lives and livelihoods, at the same time, and we will do that economy. Recovering here and the people of Saskatchewan have decided to put their trust in our government to ensure our county continues to move forward, keep moving forward and keep growing. ”
“It is an honor for me to form a new government to direct a government with a strong and new mandate from the people of Saskatchewan,” he said
The new government represents a major change, as only five ministers remain in the same portfolios.
Donna Harbauer will become Deputy Prime Minister of Saskatchewan to succeed Gordon Wiyant. The statement indicated that Harbauer has served in every cabinet since the election of the current government in 2007 and will be the first woman to hold this position in Saskatchewan in more than 30 years.
“Donna Harbauer is one of the longest-serving cabinet ministers in the country and undoubtedly among the most capable and hardworking ministers in Canada,” Mo said. “I am confident that Deputy Prime Minister Harpower’s depth of experience will be an enormous asset, and I look forward to work.” Closely with her as we work to achieve a strong economic recovery and balance the provincial budget by 2024. «
Harpauer also maintains the portfolio of Finance Minister, a role he has held since 2017
Four other multilateral agreements retain their current ministerial portfolios Christine Tale remains Minister for Corrections, Police, and Public Safety The addition of Public Safety reflects the additional cabinet responsibility of the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency
Jeremy Harrison remains Minister of Trade and Export Development and Minister of Immigration and Vocational Training with added responsibility as Minister Responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan and Minister Responsible for Tourism of Saskatchewan
Don Morgan moves from Justice and Attorney General to become Minister for Crown Investments and becomes Minister Responsible for All Major Crown Corporations, including SaskEnergy, SGI, SaskPower, SaskTel, SaskGaming, and SaskWater Morgan Still Minister for Labor Relations and Workplace Safety and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board This is a change from the previous government, in which major crowns such as SaskPower and SaskTel had separate ministers responsible for them
Jim Reiter leaves the Health Department and becomes SASC’s Minister of Buildings and Procurement, Minister Responsible for the Public Service Commission, and Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Games Authority Reiter will oversee a new approach to managing all infrastructure projects and assets, consolidated government procurement and IT infrastructure from During the creation of the SaskBuilds Department and Procurement, a department to be created from the combined responsibilities of the previous Central Ministry Services and SaskBuilds, « note statement
Gordon Wyant leaves education and deputy prime minister to become minister of justice and attorney general
Joe Hargrave relocated from Crown Investments Corp to become Minister for Highways and Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency
Jane Makosky moves from Minister of Parks, Culture and Sports to Minister for Advanced Education.
Three MLAs Treasury Intervention Don McMorris returns to Cabinet after previously serving in health, highways and infrastructure, Crown Investments, Minister Responsible for State Insurance of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Wines and Games Commission, Public Service Commission and Lean Initiative McMurris left Cabinet in 2016 after his conviction Driving and the blood alcohol level was over 08 at that time the minister in charge of SGI and the deputy prime minister
McMurris became Minister for Government Relations, Minister Responsible for First Nations, Khalisas and Northern Affairs, and Minister Responsible for the Regional Capital Commission
Laura Ross became Minister of Parks, Culture and Sports, and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women
Everett Hindley becomes Secretary of Mental Health, Addiction, Seniors and Rural and Remote Health The Hindley portfolio includes a new priority focus on mental health, addiction resources, programming and financing, while maintaining a priority focus on older adults and rural and remote health
“As the cabinet, we are assuming our duties at an uncertain time in this province,” Mo said. “But there are every reason to be optimistic as we work to build a strong, vibrant and growing Saskatchewan.”
Treasury size remains unchanged at 18, including the prime minister. The Saskatchewan Party bloc has 48 members and the Education Ministry indicated that it has an additional 30 members who are able to work in the Cabinet
“We have not hidden the fact that we will be using the infrastructure to promote economic recovery here in the county,” Moe noted, pointing to Reiter’s SaskBuilds portfolio as a priority. In addition, the two new Rural Health and Health Ministers will meet with the chief medical officer of health to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, including In that future vaccine distribution
Eight MLAs will act as legislative secretaries, including Lyle Stewart, David Buckingham, Doug Steele, Fred Bradshaw, Todd Goudy, Nadine Wilson, Ken Francis and Terry Dennis
Due to personal circumstances, Christine Thiel has been unable to attend the swearing-in ceremony and will be sworn in to assume her additional ministerial responsibility in the coming days
Scott Mo, Donna Harbauer, Prime Minister of Saskatchewan, Cabinet, Legislative Council Member
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