A surprise at the Saskatchewan Legislature Monday
Advanced Education Minister Kevin Doherty announced he will be resigning from cabinet effective immediately.
Doherty said he needs to focus on family issues that have arisen recently.
Premier Brad Wall thanked Doherty for his service as a minister in cabinet and announced Herb Cox will re-enter cabinet as the Minister of Advanced Education.
Doherty will remain the MLA for Regina Northeast.
Doherty had been the minister of finance and delivered a budget earlier this year that was considered to be highly unpopular with many sectors as the government works on cutting a massive deficit.