Premier Moe Announces Cabinet Changes
On Friday August 17th, Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe announced some changes to his cabinet. One of which will replace Lyle Stewart as Agriculture Minister. Stewart recently resigned from cabinet for health reasons.
Selected to resume Lyle Stewart's position is David Marit. Marit was previously the Minister of Highways and Infrastructure.
It only makes sense that somebody would need to fill the role Marit was leaving. That's where Lori Carr comes in. Lori Carr is the province's new Minister of Highways and Infrastructure.
Carr previously served as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Finance and the Government Deputy Whip.
Deputy Premier Gordon Wyant has taken over responsibility for SaskBuilds.
According to SaskBuild's website:
"SaskBuilds is responsible for leading a review of procurement options – traditional and alternative approaches – and to make recommendations based upon expert and detailed analysis."
You can find out more about SaskBuilds at Saskbuilds.ca
Wyant also remains in his position as Minister of Education.
Premier Moe says he is 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.
He also thanked Deputy Premier Wyant "as he takes on additional responsibility in an incredibly important file to our province’s infrastructure needs. Lyle Stewart isn't going to disappear completely from provincial politics. "He 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" Premier Moe said.
Stewart will also remain in his position as MLA for Lumsden-Morse.
Premier Moe also announced that Lisa Lambert will replace Lori Carr as the Government Deputy Whip.