Premier Scott Moe announced three cabinet changes earlier today at Government House.
Moe also announced a new cabinet responsibility for Seniors, which is to be held by the Minister Responsible for Rural and Remote Health. This new post is designed to ensure that Saskatchewan seniors have a dedicated voice at the cabinet table.
- Lori Carr becomes Minister of Government Relations; Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs; and Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission. Carr previously served as Minister of Highways and Infrastructure.
- Greg Ottenbreit becomes Minister of Highways and Infrastructure, and Minister Responsible for the Water Security Agency. He previously served as Minister Responsible for Rural and Remote Health.
- Warren Kaeding becomes Minister Responsible for Rural and Remote Health. Kaeding also therefore becomes Minister Responsible for Seniors. Kaeding previously served as Minister of Government Relations.
There are no changes to the other portfolios.
Premier Moe also announced several changes to the Government House Leadership and Legislative Secretary Appointments. Notably, Lyle Stewart, MLA for Lumsden-Morse, will become the Legislative Secretary to the Minister Responsible for the Water Security Agency.
Several Legislative Secretaries will retain their current responsibilities. This includes Greg Lawrence, MLA for Moose Jaw Wakamow, in his role as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Social Services.
MLAs will return to the legislature on Oct. 23.