Executive Council of Newfoundland and Labrador

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The Executive Council of Newfoundland and Labrador (informally and more commonly, the Cabinet of Newfoundland and Labrador) is the cabinet of that Canadian province.

Almost always made up of members of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly, the Cabinet is similar in structure and role to the Cabinet of Canada while being smaller in size. As federal and provincial responsibilities differ there are a number of different portfolios between the federal and provincial governments.

The Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, as representative of the Queen in Right of Newfoundland and Labrador, heads the council, and is referred to as the Governor-in-Council. Other members of the Cabinet, who advise, or minister, the vice-regal, are selected by the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador and appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor. Most cabinet ministers are the head of a ministry, but this is not always the case.

As at the federal level the most important Cabinet post after that of the leader is Minister of Finance. Today the next most powerful positions in Newfoundland and Labrador would be the portfolios of Health and Natural Resources. Other key portfolios include Education and Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Current Cabinet[edit]

Premier Paul Davis announced the most recent cabinet on September 30, 2014.[1]

Portfolio Minister District
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador Paul Davis Topsail
Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Community Services Steve Kent Mount Pearl North
Child, Youth and Family Services Sandy Collins Terra Nova
Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development
Justice and Public Safety
Darin King Grand Bank
Fisheries and Aquaculture Vaughn Granter Humber West
Finance and President of Treasury Board Ross Wiseman Trinity North
Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs Keith Hutchings Ferryland
Advanced Education and Skills
Seniors, Wellness and Social Development
Clyde Jackman Burin-Placentia West
Education and Early Childhood Development Susan Sullivan Grand Falls-Windsor-Buchans
Attorney General Felix Collins Placentia—St. Mary's
Environment and Conservation
Service NL
Dan Crummell St. John's West
Natural Resources Derrick Dalley The Isles of Notre Dame
Transportation and Works David Brazil Conception Bay East - Bell Island
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs Keith Russell Lake Melville

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier Paul Davis Unveils New Cabinet, Innovative Approach". Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014.