Executive Council of Manitoba

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The Executive Council of Manitoba (informally and more commonly, the Cabinet of Manitoba) is the cabinet of that Canadian province. The current cabinet are members of the Progressive Conservatives.

Almost always made up of members of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, 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 Manitoba, as representative of the Queen in Right of Manitoba, 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 Manitoba 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 position is certainly the health portfolio which has a vast budget and is of central political import. Other powerful portfolios include Education and Energy.

Current cabinet[edit]

Lieutenant-Governor
Her Honour The Honourable Janice Filmon 2015 to present
Portfolio Minister Cabinet Minister Since:
Premier of Manitoba
 President of the Executive Council
 Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and International Relations
Brian Pallister 2016 to present
Minister of Families
 Deputy Premier
Heather Stefanson 2016 to present
Minister of Justice and Attorney General
 Deputy Premier
Cliff Cullen 2016 to present
Minister of Finance
 Minister responsible for the Civil Service
Scott Fielding 2016 to present
Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living Cameron Friesen 2016 to present
Minister of Education and Training
 Government House Leader
Kelvin Goertzen 2018 to present
Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade Blaine Pedersen 2016 to present
Minister of Indigenous and Northern Relations Eileen Clarke 2016 to present
Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage Cathy Cox 2016 to present
Minister of Crown Services Colleen Mayer 2016 to present
Minister of Agriculture Ralph Eichler 2016 to present
Minister of Sustainable Development
 Minister responsible for Francophone Affairs
 Minister responsible for Status of Women
Rochelle Squires 2016 to present
Minister of Infrastructure Ron Schuler 2016 to present
Minister of Municipal Relations Jeff Wharton 2017 to present

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