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 Tom Marshall most recently made changes to the cabinet on May 1, 2014.[1]

Portfolio Minister District
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador Tom Marshall Humber East
Attorney General Felix Collins Placentia—St. Mary's
Advanced Education and Skills Kevin O'Brien Gander
Child, Youth and Family Services Clyde Jackman Burin-Placentia West
Education and Government House Leader Darin King Grand Bank
Environment and Conservation, and Deputy House Leader Joan Shea St. George's-Stephenville East
Finance, President of Treasury Board and Attorney General Charlene Johnson Trinity-Bay de Verde
Fisheries and Aquaculture Keith Hutchings Ferryland
Health and Community Services Paul Davis Topsail
Innovation, Business and Rural Development Susan Sullivan Grand Falls-Windsor-Buchans
Justice Terry French Conception Bay South
Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs Steve Kent Mount Pearl North
Natural Resources Derrick Dalley The Isles of Notre Dame
Service Newfoundland and Labrador Dan Crummell St. John's West
Tourism, Culture and Recreation Sandy Collins Terra Nova
Transportation and Works Nick McGrath Labrador West

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier Announces Changes to Cabinet". Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014.