Executive Council of Prince Edward Island

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The Executive Council of Prince Edward Island (informally and more commonly, the Cabinet of Prince Edward Island) is the cabinet of that Canadian province.

Almost always made up of members of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, 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 Prince Edward Island, as representative of the Queen in Right of Prince Edward Island, 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 Prince Edward Island 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 the Minister of Finance, which in Prince Edward Island is referred to as the Provincial Treasurer. The second most powerful position in the provincial cabinet is typically the health portfolio since it occupies in excess of 40% of the province's annual budget. Other porfolios with moderate influence include Transportation and Public Works, as well as resource-dependent ministries such as Agriculture or Fisheries.

Current Cabinet[edit]

The current cabinet is formed from the caucus of the Prince Edward Island Liberal Party and took the oath of office on May 20 and 21, 2015.[1]

Members are listed in order of precedence.

Lieutenant-Governor
His Honour The Honourable Frank Lewis (2011–present)
Portfolio Minister
Premier of Prince Edward Island
and Minister of Justice and Public Safety
and Attorney General
and Minister responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs
and Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs
and Minister responsible for Acadian and Francophone Affairs
Hon. H. Wade MacLauchlan
Minister of Finance Hon. Allen Roach
Minister of Health and Wellness
and Minister of Family and Human services
Hon. Doug W. Currie
Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women
Hon. Paula Biggar
Minister of Communities, Land and Enviroment Hon. Robert Mitchell
Minister of Education, Early Learning and Culture Hon. Hal Perry
Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Hon. Heath MacDonald

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cabinet". Government of Prince Edward Island. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 

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