Harpauer in as finance minister in cabinet shuffle

By CJME News Staff
August 30, 2017 - 1:38pm

The recent Sask. Party leadership race has opened up several cabinet positions and prompted a cabinet shuffle.

Arguably the biggest move Premier Brad Wall announced today is reassigning Kevin Doherty from finance back to the advanced education portfolio. Donna Harpauer takes over as finance minister.

Most recently, Harpauer served as minister of government relations and minister responsible for First Nations, Metis and northern affairs.

Other changes in Wednesday’s cabinet shuffle include Don Morgan moving from education to justice, where he’d served until 2012. Morgan takes over as justice and attorney general from Gord Wyant, who’s had to vacate the position to run to replace Wall as leader.

The leadership race also meant Tina Beaudry-Mellor stepped down as social services minister; Jeremy Harrison stepped down as minister of economy; Ken Cheveldayoff stepped down as minister of parks, culture and sport.

Dustin Duncan takes over as minister of environment, while Bronwyn Eyre becomes minister of education.

There are also new faces in cabinet, including Paul Merriman as minister of social services, Steven Bonk as minister of economy, Larry Doke as minister of government relations as well as minister responsible for First Nations, Metis and northern affairs and Gene Makowsky as minister of parks, culture and sport.

Bill Boyd facing environmental and wildlife charges

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