Alberta’s new Cabinet focused on jobs, economic growth and diversification
Six new members were sworn in to Alberta’s Cabinet on February 2, better equipping it to implement a robust policy agenda aimed at economic growth and diversification, while continuing to reflect Alberta’s diversity and gender balance.
“Together, our new Cabinet team will deliver on the government’s plans to create jobs, diversify the economy during difficult times and put our province in the best position possible for future growth.”
Highlights of changes
Sarah Hoffman becomes Deputy Premier, while continuing to serve as Minister of Health.
Five new ministers and one new associate minister have been named. This allows for a more evenly shared workload, with most ministers now responsible for a single portfolio.
Alberta’s Cabinet is still smaller than any previous Cabinet in the province over the past decade, and remains the smallest in western Canada.
The department of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour is renamed Labour.
The department of Aboriginal Relations is renamed Indigenous Relations, reflecting the preference of Indigenous communities.
The Minister of Labour will also be responsible for democratic renewal.
Oneil Carlier becomes Deputy House Leader. Deron Bilous also continues to serve as Deputy House Leader.
The Premier also announced the creation of the Alberta Climate Change Office, which will report to Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips. It will assist in the implementation of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, which will support green research and infrastructure, economic diversification and renewable energy.
Alberta Cabinet in order of precedence
Rachel Anne Notley
Premier of Alberta
President of Executive Council
Sarah Marjorie Hoffman
Minister of Health
Minister of Infrastructure
Minister of Transportation
Government House Leader
David Manson Eggen
Minister of Education
Deron Michael Bilous
Minister of Economic Development and Trade
Deputy Government House Leader
Joseph Anthony Ceci
President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance
Kathleen Teresa Ganley
Minister of Justice and Solicitor General
Minister of Environment and Parks
Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office