Dwight Ball, premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, has announced changes to his Cabinet.
Joining Cabinet are Tom Osborne, Member of the House of Assembly (MHA) for Waterford Valley, who has been appointed as minister of finance and president of Treasury Board, minister responsible for the Human Resources Secretariat, minister responsible for the Public Service Commission, minister responsible for the office of the chief information officer and minister responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation; and Lisa Dempster, MHA for Cartwright – L’Anse au Clair, who has been appointed to the role of minister of children, seniors, and social development; minister responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation; and minister responsible for the status of persons with disabilities.
Ministers assuming new portfolios are:
- Al Hawkins, minister of advanced education skills and labour;
- Gerry Byrne, minister of fisheries and land resources;
- Steve Crocker, minister of transportation and works;
- Sherry Gambin-Walsh, minister of Service NL, minister responsible for Workplace NL and minster responsible for the Government Purchasing Agency;
- Siobhan Coady, minister of natural resources and minister responsible for the status of women;
- Eddie Joyce, minister of municipal affairs and environment and minister responsible for the office of climate change; and
- Christopher Mitchelmore, minister of tourism, culture, industry, and innovation and minister responsible for francophone affairs.
“During our first 20 months in office, our government has made significant progress on issues that are important to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians such as improving the province’s financial position, while supporting community development and business growth,” said Dwight Ball, premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. “I look forward to the fresh perspectives and unique skillsets that the ministers will bring to their new roles as we continue to implement our plan for a stronger Newfoundland and Labrador.”