Premier Wade MacLauchlan today announced changes to cabinet to advance the priorities of Islanders.
“We have an energized, strong team committed to advancing the priorities of Islanders such as job creation and economic growth, supports for seniors, healthcare, education, and helping communities. These changes will provide new approaches and opportunities for ministers to bring different perspectives to this work,” said the premier. “This new cabinet reflects the talent and experience of the team and the mandate that Islanders have supported.”
The following MLAs were given new ministerial responsibilities this morning during a ceremony at Government House:
Chris Palmer, MLA for Summerside-Wilmot, was sworn in as minister of Economic Development and Tourism;
Heath MacDonald, MLA for Cornwall-Meadowbank, was sworn in as minister of Finance;
Jordan Brown, MLA for Charlottetown-Brighton and minister of Education, Early Learning and Culture, was given the additional responsibilities of Justice and Public Safety, and attorney general;
Richard Brown, MLA for Charlottetown-Victoria Park, was sworn in as minister of Communities, Land and Environment;
Robert Henderson, MLA for O’Leary-Inverness, was sworn in as minister of Agriculture and Fisheries; and
Robert Mitchell, MLA for Charlottetown-Sherwood, was sworn in as minister of Health and Wellness.
They join their colleagues:
Premier Wade MacLauchlan, president of Executive Council, minister of Aboriginal Affairs, minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, minister of Acadian and Francophone Affairs;
Paula Biggar, minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy;
Sonny Gallant, minister of Workforce and Advance Learning;
Tina Mundy, minister of Family and Human Services; and
Pat Murphy, minister of Rural and Regional Development.
Allen Roach and Alan McIsaac have given up their posts in Cabinet after deciding not to run in the next election.
“As I have decided not to run in the next provincial election, I feel now is the right time to take a step back from the cabinet table and dedicate the remainder of my second term to focusing on the residents of Montague-Kilmuir. This is a personal decision reached after much thought and consideration” – Allen Roach
“We have an amazing team and I am proud of what we have accomplished as a government and what we will continue to accomplish. I have had the good fortune to serve with so many talented people around the cabinet table and within the public service, always with the unwavering support of my family” – Alan McIsaac
All Liberals join together in thanking Allen and Alan for their service to the Liberal Party and Prince Edward Island. Our Province is better because of their service. Both McIsaac and Roach will continue to be strong voices for their respective districts in the Legislature