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AlbertaundernewmanagementpremierPrenticeshrinkscabinetappointstwounelectedministersTuesdaySeptember23201415POLITICSPROVINCIALREGBEACAMPBELLANDFAMILYwouldliketosincerelythankeveryonefortheirloveandsupportfollowingthedeathofourmuchlovedmotherdaughtersistercousinauntyandfriendWendyCampbellTHANKYOUvisitsandgifts.SpecialthankstothedoctorsandnurseshowhardthePitCrewworkedtomakesureWendywasfuneralarrangements.Weneededyouatthistime.THANKYOUtoallthosewhotravelledlongdistancestoconsoleourheartswethankyousomuch.ByMEAGANWOHLBERGAlbertas16thpremierwassworninlastweekandalongwithhimasmallercabinetofmostlyfamiliarfaces.PremierJimPrenticeannouncedacabinetof16ministersandthreeassociateministersdownfromtheprevious19ministersand10associateministersthatmadeupformerpre-mierDavidHancockscabinet.Despitetoutingthecabinetasanewgov-ernmentwithnewleadershipnewvoicesandanewwayofdoingthingsPrenticekept13ofthe19positionsforpreviousmin-isterswithinthelastcabinetalbeitwithsomeshufing.Nineareseeingreassignments.RobinCampbellhasbeenpromotedfromhispo-sitionasEnvironmentandSustainableRe-sourceDevelopmentESRDtoFinanceandDianaMcQueenhasmovedfromEnergyintothepositionofministerforMunicipalAffairs.PeaceRiverMLAFrankOberlepreviouslyministerofAboriginalRelationswilltakeontheEnergylewhileKyleFawcetthasmovedintotheESRDseat.TeresaWoo-Pawhasbeenmadeassoci-ateministerofAsia-PacicRelationswhilePrenticehimselftakesoverhersandfor-merministerCalDallasoldlewithInter-nationalandIntergovernmentalRelations.PrenticewillalsobeinchargeofAborigi-nalRelations.SixarenewtothecabinetincludingtwounelectedmemberswhoPrenticebroughtupfrompositionsoutsidethelegislature.Ste-phenMandelhasmovedintotheministerofHealthpositioninplaceofFredHorneandGordonDirksformerlychairoftheCalgaryBoardofEducationtakesontheEducationlefromJeffJohnsonwhohassteppedinasheadofthenewSeniorsdepartment.Hornewasnotgivenanewministertitle.Afewhavekepttheirsamepositionsin-cludingJonathanDeniswiththeJusticeleVerlynOlsonwithAgricultureandWayneDrysdalewithTransportation.SittingoutthisroundareformerFinanceMinisterDougHornerCalDallasInterna-tionalandIntergovernmentalRelationsDougGrifthsServiceAlbertaandGregWeadickMunicipalAffairs.PortfoliosnolongerinexistenceincludetheTourismParksandRecreationleformerlyheldbyRichardStarkewhichhasbeencombinedintoCultureandTourismheadedbyMinisterMaureenKubinec.PublicSafetyFamilyandCommunitySafetyandWellnessalsohavenoministerialrepresentatives.ThomasLukaszukwhonishedthirdinthepartysleadershipracealsolosttheAdvancedEducationle.SecondplacenisherformerIn-frastructureMinisterRicMcIverisnowminis-terofJobsSkillsTrainingandLabour.Thepremierandtwonon-sittingmembersofcabinetwillseekseatsasMLAsinupcom-ingby-elections.PhotocourtesyoftheAlbertapremiersofceJimPRENTICE.............PremierPresidentofExecutiveCouncilChairofAgendaandPrioritiesInternationalandIntergovernmentalRelationsAboriginalRelationsRobinCAMPBELL.........FinancePresidentofTreasuryBoardStephenMANDEL.........HealthDianaMCQUEEN..........MunicipalAffairsGovernmentHouseLeaderFrankOBERLE..............EnergyDeputyGovernmentHouseLeaderGordonDIRKS..............EducationManmeetBHULLAR.....InfrastructureVerlynOLSON...............AgricultureandRuralDevelopmentHeatherKLIMCHUK....HumanServicesKyleFAWCETT..............EnvironmentandSustainableResourceDevelopmentJonathanDENIS...........JusticeandSolicitorGeneralDeputyGovernmentHouseLeaderJeffJOHNSON..............SeniorsDonSCOTT....................InnovationandAdvancedEducationDeputyGovernmentHouseLeaderMaureenKUBINEC.......CultureandTourismWayneDRYSDALE........TransportationStephenKHAN..............ServiceAlbertaRicMCIVER..................JobsSkillsTrainingandLabourTeresaWOO-PAW..........AssociateMinisterofAsiaPacicRelationsReportingtothePremierNareshBHARDWAJ.....AssociateMinisterofPersonswithDisabilitiesReportingtotheMinisterofHumanServicesDavidDORWARD.........AssociateMinisterofAboriginalRelationsReportingtothePremierAlbertasnewcabinetinorderofprecedenceAlbertasnewCabinet.StandinglefttorightGeorgeVanderBurgDavidDorwardTeresaWoo-PawStephenKhanMaureenKubinecJeffJohnsonKyleFawcettJonathanDenisDonScottWayneDrysdaleRicMcIverNareshBhardwaj.SeatedlefttorightHeatherKlimchukManmeetBhullarFrankOberleStephenMandelJimPrenticeRobinCampbellDianaMcQueenGordonDirksVerlynOlson.