Scott Moe, the MLA hailing from Rosthern-Shellbrook, was sworn in at Government House in Regina Friday as the 15th Premier of Saskatchewan.
Moe says the honour of being of being Premier is not one he takes lightly.
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“Many people have asked me ‘What does being Premier mean to you?’ And the answer is quite simple,” said Moe. “It means the vision of Saskatchewan where our children and their children can build a life right here at home in our great province.”
Moe also announced his cabinet today, comprised of 17 men and women.
There were a couple of surprises, including the re-assignment of Bronwyn Eyre to Energy and Resources Minister and Christine Tell as Minister of Corrections and Policing.
Despite the changes, the new premier notes there is one constant, for now.
“We’re going to move forward on an interim basis with Mr. Kent Campbell,” he said. “He’s more than qualified, he’s been there for a period of time on an interim basis and I have confidence in his abilities to lead the civil service.”
Moe also addressed the topic of immigration and population growth, as it pertains to Saskatchewan.
He says his government is committed to growing Saskatchewan into an attractive place to live and work for people all across the world.
“You need a strong economy, you need strong exports and you need strong jobs. And people will move here to gain employment.”