Executive Council of Saskatchewan

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The Executive Council of Saskatchewan (informally and more commonly, the Cabinet of Saskatchewan) is the cabinet of that Canadian province.

Almost always made up of members of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, the Cabinet is similar in structure and role to the Cabinet of Canada while being smaller in size. As federal and provincial responsibilities differ there are a number of different portfolios between the federal and provincial governments.

The Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan, as representative of the Queen in Right of Saskatchewan, formally heads the council, although he/she does not normally attend its meetings and in practice the Premier of Saskatchewan is its most powerful member. (However, many of its documents are referred to as being issued by the Governor-in-Council.) Other members of the Cabinet, the ministers, are selected by the Premier of Saskatchewan and appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor. Most cabinet ministers are the heads of ministries, but this is not always the case.

As at the federal level, the most important Cabinet post after that of the Premier is Minister of Finance. The next most powerful position is, arguably, Minister of Health, since the Ministry has a vast budget and is of central political import. Other powerful porfolios include Justice, Education, and Energy and Resources.

Current Cabinet

The current ministry has been in place since 2007, when the Saskatchewan Party won the general election of that year under the leadership of Brad Wall. The government was returned to office after the elections of 2011 and 2016. On February 2, 2018, Scott Moe succeeded Wall as Premier, and a new cabinet was formed.

The list of Cabinet members below is current as of August 15, 2018.[1][2][3][4][5] Members are listed in order of precedence.

Lieutenant-Governor
His Honour the Honourable W. Thomas Molloy 2018 to present
Portfolio Minister Cabinet Minister Since:
Premier of Saskatchewan
      President of the Executive Council
      & Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
Scott Moe 2015-2017; 2018 to present
Deputy Premier
      & Minister of Education
      & Minister Responsible for SaskBuilds and Priority Saskatchewan
Gordon Wyant, QC 2014-2017; 2018 to present
Minister of Finance Donna Harpauer 2007 to present
Minister of Justice and Attorney General
      & Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
      & Minister Responsible for the Workers Compensation Board
      & Minister Responsible for the Global Transportation Hub
      & Minister Responsible for SaskTel
Don Morgan, QC 2007 to present
Minister of Environment
      & Minister Responsible for Water Security Agency
      & Minister Responsible for SaskPower
Dustin Duncan 2009 to present
Minister of Health Jim Reiter 2009 to present
Minister of Corrections and Policing
      & Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation
Christine Tell 2007 to 2010; 2012 to present
Minister of Rural and Remote Health Greg Ottenbreit 2014 to present
Minister of Energy and Resources
     & Minister Responsible for SaskWater and SaskEnergy
Bronwyn Eyre 2016 to present
Minister of Crown Investments Corporation
      & Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance
Joe Hargrave 2016 to present
Minister of Agriculture
      & Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation
Dave Marit 2016 to present
Minister of Parks, Culture and Sports
      & Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority
      & Minister Responsible for Tourism Saskatchewan
Gene Makowsky 2017 to present
Minister of Social Services Paul Merriman 2017 to present
Minister of Central Services
      & Minister Responsible for the Public Service Commission
      & Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission
Ken Cheveldayoff 2007-2014; 2016-2017; 2018 to present
Minister of Trade and Export Development
      & Minister of Immigration and Careers Training
Jeremy Harrison 2009-2012; 2016-2017; 2018 to present
Minister of Advanced Education
      & Minister Responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan
      & Minister Responsible for the Status of Women
Tina Beaudry-Mellor 2016-2017; 2018 to present
Minister of Government Relations
      & Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs
Warren Kaeding 2018 to present
Minister of Highways and Infrastructure Lori Carr 2018 to present

References

  1. ^ Saskatchewan Order-in-Council 494/2017, October 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "Government of Saskatchewan Cabinet | Saskatchewan Cabinet, Ministries, Agencies, and Other Governments | Government of Saskatchewan". Government of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2017-09-02.
  3. ^ "Doherty out of Finance, 4 new faces in Sask. cabinet", CBC News, August 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Advanced Education Minister Kevin Doherty resigns from Sask. cabinet," CBC News, October 30, 2017.
  5. ^ https://www.estevanmercury.ca/news/regional/lori-carr-gets-a-cabinet-post-1.23401637
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