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New Cabinet team focused on Albertans' priorities

Shorter front bench features new talent and proven performers.

Premier Alison Redford has named a new cabinet team that will get to work immediately on Albertans’ priorities.

“This cabinet reflects what change looks like. It’s a team that’s committed to listening to Albertans, and getting to work right away on bringing the change Albertans want and expect,” Redford said.

“As promised, there is a lot of new talent around the table that will change the way government works. There are also some familiar faces, including Doug Horner, who, as previously announced, will stay on as Deputy Premier.”

The new Cabinet will take the helm of a renewed government structure, including the creation of a Ministry of Human Services that will bring together programming for children and families in need. Aboriginal relations and immigration will move to Intergovernmental, International and Aboriginal Relations to better coordinate federal and Aboriginal portfolios. The function of economic development for the province will move to Treasury Board and Enterprise. The Ministry of Environment and Water will emphasize the importance of protecting one of Alberta’s greatest resources.

Cabinet was sworn-in by Alberta’s Lieutenant Governor on October 12 at Government House. The event was broadcast live on www.alberta.ca. Its first meeting followed the swearing-in ceremony.

“With this new team in place, we’re ready to work for Albertans on a new agenda. One of our first jobs will be getting ready for the fall session and setting our agenda to move forward,” Redford said.

Redford also announced the appointment of nine parliamentary assistants and membership in the government’s renewed committee structure. A new Operations Committee will play a key role in the day-to-day coordination of the government’s agenda, including issues management, legislation and house planning, and communications.

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Backgrounders: List of Cabinet members in order of precedence, government structure, list of committee members

Media inquiries may be directed to:

Jay O’Neill, Communications Director
Office of the Premier
780-644-8096 or jay.o'neill@gov.ab.ca

To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000.

Backgrounder

Premier Redford’s Cabinet team in order of precedence

Minister

Ministry

Alison Redford, QC, Calgary-Elbow

Premier, President of Executive Council, Chair of Agenda and Priorities

Doug Horner, Spruce Grove-Sturgeon-St. Albert

Deputy Premier, President of Treasury Board and Enterprise

David Hancock, Edmonton-Whitemud

Minister of Human Services, Government House Leader

Ted Morton, Foothills-Rocky View

Minister of Energy

Verlyn Olson, Wetaskiwin-Camrose

Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Deputy Government House Leader

Fred Horne, Edmonton-Rutherford

Minister of Health and Wellness

Ron Liepert, Calgary-West

Minister of Finance

Thomas Lukaszuk, Edmonton-Castle Downs

Minister of Education

Diana McQueen, Drayton Valley-Calmar

Minister of Environment and Water

Jonathan Denis, Calgary-Egmont

Solicitor General and Minister of Public Security; Deputy Government House Leader

Cal Dallas, Red Deer-South

Minister of International, Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Relations

Evan Berger, Livingstone-Macleod

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

Frank Oberle, Peace River

Minister of Sustainable Resource Development

George VanderBurg, Whitecourt-Ste. Anne

Minister of Seniors

Ray Danyluk, Lac La Biche-St. Paul

Minister of Transportation

Jeff Johnson, Athabasca-Redwater

Minister of Infrastructure

Doug Griffiths, Battle River-Wainwright

Minister of Municipal Affairs

Greg Weadick, Lethbridge-West

Minister of Advanced Education and Technology

Jack Hayden,  Drumheller-Stettler

Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Heather Klimchuk, Edmonton-Glenora

Minister of Culture and Community Services

Manmeet Bhullar, Calgary-Montrose

Minister of Service Alberta

 
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Media inquiries may be directed to:

Jay O’Neill, Communications Director
Office of the Premier
780-644-8096 or jay.o'neill@gov.ab.ca

To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000.

 

Parliamentary Assistants

Department

Parliamentary Assistant

Executive Council

Art Johnston, Calgary-Hays

Treasury Board and Enterprise

Kyle Fawcett, Calgary-North Hill

Human Services

Arno Doerksen, Strathmore-Brooks

Health and Wellness

Naresh Bhardwaj, Edmonton-Ellerslie

Education

Janice Sarich, Edmonton-Decore

Agriculture and Rural Development

Barry McFarland, Little Bow

Sustainable Resource Development

Dave Rodney, Calgary-Lougheed

Seniors

Alana DeLong, Calgary-Bow

Transportation

David Xiao, Edmonton-McClung

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Media inquiries may be directed to:

Jay O’Neill, Communications Director
Office of the Premier
780-644-8096 or jay.o'neill@gov.ab.ca

To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000.



New government structure

Ministry

Major responsibilities

Executive Council

Maintains responsibility for the Public Affairs Bureau. Adds responsibility for the Regulatory Review Secretariat

Advanced Education and Technology

Advanced Education and Technology

Agriculture and Rural Development

Agriculture and Rural Development

Culture and Community Services

Culture and Community Spirit (except Human Rights Commission)

Education

Education

Energy

Energy

Environment and Water

Environment

Finance

Finance. Responsible for Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

Human Services

Consolidating Children and Youth Services; Employment and Immigration (except for immigration); Homelessness; Alberta Supports (from Seniors and Community Supports)

International, Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Relations

International and Intergovernmental Relations; Aboriginal Relations; Immigration

Infrastructure

Infrastructure. Responsible for the Oil Sands Secretariat

Justice

Justice and Attorney General. Responsible for the Human Rights Commission

Municipal Affairs

Municipal Affairs; Housing and Urban Affairs (except Homelessness). Maintains responsibility for Alberta Emergency Management Agency

Seniors

Seniors and Community Supports (except Alberta Supports). Continuing Care and Seniors Health Benefits

Service Alberta

Service Alberta

Solicitor General and Public Security

Solicitor General and Public Security. Responsible for consolidated enforcement services from Sustainable Resource Development and Transportation.

Sustainable Resource Development

Sustainable Resource Development

Transportation

Transportation

Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Treasury Board and Enterprise

Treasury Board; Enterprise (economic development responsibilities). Maintains responsibility for Corporate Human Resources

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Media inquiries may be directed to:

Jay O’Neill, Communications Director
Office of the Premier
780-644-8096 or jay.o'neill@gov.ab.ca

To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000.



Government Committee Membership

Treasury Board

Doug Horner - President
Jeff Johnson - Vice-Chair
Evan Berger
Cal Dallas
Wayne Drysdale
Kyle Fawcett
Doug Griffiths
Fred Horne
Ron Liepert
Ted Morton
Dave Rodney
Len Webber

Agenda and Priorities

Alison Redford - Chair
Doug Horner - Vice-Chair
Manmeet Bhullar
Robin Campbell
Ray Danyluk
Ron Liepert
Thomas Lukaszuk
Diana McQueen
Ted Morton
Frank Oberle

Operations Committee

Ray Danyluk - Chair
Robin Campbell, Whip - Vice-Chair
Lindsay Blackett
Wayne Drysdale, Deputy Whip
Iris Evans
Dave Hancock, House Leader
Evan Berger, Political Minister - Southern Alberta
Manmeet Bhullar, Political Minister - Calgary
Cal Dallas, Political Minister - Central Alberta
Jeff Johnson, Political Minister - Northern Alberta
Thomas Lukaszuk, Political Minister - Edmonton

Cabinet Policy Committees

Energy

Doug Elniski - Chair
Cal Dallas, Minister of International, Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Relations
Franke Oberle, Minister of Sustainable Resource Development
Diana McQueen, Minister of Environment and Water
Evan Berger, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
Ted Morton, Minister of Energy
Ken Allred
Broyce Jacobs
Art Johnston
Ty Lund
Barry McFarland
Dave Rodney
Len Webber

Public Health & Safety

George Rogers - Chair
Fred Horne, Minister of Health and Wellness
Verlyn Olson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General
Jonathan Denis, Solicitor General
Dave Hancock, Minister of Human Services
George VanderBurg, Minister of Seniors
Naresh Bhardwaj
Lindsay Blackett
Alana DeLong
Arno Doerksen
Yvonne Fritz
Mary Anne Jablonski
Len Mitzel
Teresa Woo-Paw

Finance

Dave Quest -Chair
Ron Liepert, Minister of Finance
Doug Horner, President of Treasury Board
Manmeet Bhullar, Minister of Service Alberta
Ray Danyluk, Minister of Transportation
Jeff Johnson, Minister of Infrastructure
Cindy Ady
Neil Brown
Iris Evans
Kyle Fawcett
Mel Knight
Ray Prins
David Xiao

Community Development

Hector Goudreau - Chair
Doug Griffiths, Minister of Municipal Affairs
Jack Hayden, Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Heather Klimchuk, Minister of Culture and Community Services
Moe Amery
Pearl Calahasen
George Groeneveld
Luke Ouellette
Lloyd Snelgrove
Ed Stelmach
Tony Vandermeer
Gene Zwozdesky

Education

Genia Leskiw - Chair
Thomas Lukaszuk, Minister of Education
Greg Weadick, Minister of Advanced Education and Technology
Carl Benito
Wayne Cao
Fred Lindsay
Richard Marz
Rob Renner
Janice Sarich
Peter Sandhu
Janis Tarchuk

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Media inquiries may be directed to:

Jay O’Neill, Communications Director
Office of the Premier
780-644-8096 or jay.o'neill@gov.ab.ca

To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000.