Executive Council of Newfoundland and Labrador
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.
Premier Paul Davis announced the most recent cabinet on September 30, 2014.
|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
|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|
- "Premier Paul Davis Unveils New Cabinet, Innovative Approach". Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014.