Scott Moe is now officially the 15th Premier of Saskatchewan.
Moe was sworn in Friday morning at Government House in Regina.
He also introduced his Cabinet that includes the return of Jeremy Harrison (Export and Trade Development, Immigration and Careers Training), Ken Cheveldayoff (Central Services, Public Service Commission, Provincial Capital Commission), Tina Beaudry-Mellor (Advanced Education, Innovation Saskatchewan, and Status of Women) and Gordon Wyant (Deputy Premier, Education).
Those four were all in the leadership race at one point or another, meaning they relinquished their positions in cabinet before-hand.
Warren Kaeding is the lone first time minister. (Government Relations, First Nations, Metis and Northern Affairs)
Bronwyn Eyre is now the Minister of Energy and Resources and responsible for SaskEnergy and SaskWater. There was some speculation raised Eyre’s re-assignment to another portfolio was related to her underperforming as Minister of Education.
However, Moe dismissed the notion.
“Minister Eyre will do a good job in Energy and Resources and I look forward to working with her.”
Christine Tell becomes Minister of Corrections and Policing, and responsible for the Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation.
Ten Ministers retained their current positions in cabinet.
• Don Morgan remains Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and Minister responsible for Labour Relations and Workplace Safety and Workers’ Compensation Board while adding responsibility for the Global Transportation Hub and SaskTel;
• Donna Harpauer remains Minister of Finance;
• Lyle Stewart remains Minister of Agriculture and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Crop Insurance;
• Jim Reiter remains Minister of Health;
• Dustin Duncan remains Minister of Environment and Minister responsible for the Water Security Agency and SaskPower;
• Greg Ottenbreit remains Minister of Rural and Remote Health;
• David Marit remains Minister of Highways and Infrastructure, and Minister responsible for SaskBuilds and Priority Saskatchewan;
• Joe Hargrave remains Minister of Crown Investments Corporation, and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance;
• Paul Merriman remains Minister of Social Services;
• Gene Makowsky remains Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, and Minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority while adding responsibility for Tourism Saskatchewan.
“This team of 17 women and men represent many of the qualities that make our province great,” Moe said. “As cabinet, we will set targets and continue to strive to reach them. As a team, we will stand with the people of our province. As a team, we will stand with Saskatchewan,” Premier Scott Moe said in a news release.
More to come.