Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has announced changes to his cabinet including a new Minister of Highways and Infrastructure and a representative responsible for SaskBuilds. The announcement comes following the resignation of Lyle Stewart from cabinet for health reasons.
The changes announced were:
- Lori Carr becomes Minister of Highways and Infrastructure. Carr previously served as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Finance and Government Deputy Whip. Carr was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Estevan in the 2016 provincial election.
- David Marit, who previously served as the Minister of Highways and Infrastructure, becomes the new Minister of Agriculture.
- Deputy Premier Gordon Wyant remains Minister of Education, while adding responsibility for SaskBuilds.
- Lisa Lambert becomes Government Deputy Whip.
“I am confident that both Dave and Lori will bring an important perspective to their new portfolios, and I look forward to working with them as we stand up for Saskatchewan,” said Moe. “I would also like to thank our Deputy Premier as he takes on additional responsibility in an incredibly important file to our province’s infrastructure needs. Lyle Stewart will remain a strong mentor and advisor to our cabinet when it comes to supporting our agriculture sector while we stand with him in his battle against cancer.”
Stewart previously announced he was stepping down as Saskatchewan’s Minister of Agriculture to focus on his battle with cancer. Stewart will remain as MLA for Lumsden-Morse.