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First woman as justice minister in Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan has a new justice minister in Bronwyn Eyre. The former energy minister is the first woman in the province’s history to hold the justice reins.

Five cabinet ministers are getting new files as Premier Scott Moe shuffles his team.

Jim Reiter moves across to energy and resources with Gordon Wyant becoming the new advanced education minister.

Gene Makowsky will head social services, and Lori Carr takes over at SaskBuilds and Procurement, the Public Service Commission and the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority.

Two MLAs will be joining the cabinet ranks.

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Jeremy Cockrill will manage the highways portfolio and be tasked with the Water Security Agency as well. Dana Skoropad will get the environment file. They replace Fred Bradshaw and Warren Kaeding, who will no longer be in cabinet.

The new ministers were sworn in Tuesday by Lt. Governor Russ Mirasty.

Ten MLAs are retaining their portfolios:

  • Donna Harpauer (deputy premier; Finance).
  • Don Morgan (Crown Investments Corporation; Labour).
  • Dustin Duncan (Education).
  • Christine Tell (Corrections, Policing and Public Safety).
  • Jeremy Harrison (Trade; Immigration).
  • David Marit (Agriculture).
  • Paul Merriman (Health).
  • Don McMorris (Government Relations; First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs; Provincial Capital Commission).
  • Laura Ross (Parks, Culture and Sport; Status of Women).
  • Everett Hindley (Mental Health and Addictions, Seniors and Rural and Remote Health).

The cabinet remains at 18 members.

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