Executive Council of Prince Edward Island
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.
Members are listed in order of precedence.
|His Honour The Honourable Frank Lewis||(2011–present)|
|Premier of Prince Edward Island
||Hon. H. Wade MacLauchlan|
|Minister of Finance||Hon. Allen Roach|
|Minister of Health and Wellness
||Hon. Doug W. Currie|
|Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
||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|
- "Cabinet". Government of Prince Edward Island. Retrieved 23 February 2015.