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.

The Executive Council has offices and meetings at Confederation Building East Block.

Current Cabinet[edit]

Portfolio Minister District
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
Intergovernmental Affairs
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
Dwight Ball Humber-Gros Morne
Finance and President of Treasury Board Cathy Bennett Windsor Lake
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Gerry Byrne Corner Brook
Natural Resources Siobhán Coady St. John's West
Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods Steve Crocker Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde
Children, Seniors and Social Development Sherry Gambin-Walsh Placentia-St. Mary's
Health and Community Services John Haggie Gander
Transportation and Works Al Hawkins Grand Falls-Windsor-Buchans
Municipal Affairs
Service NL
Eddie Joyce Humber-Bay of Islands
Education and Early Childhood Development Dale Kirby Mount Scio
Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development Christopher Mitchelmore St. Barbe-L'Anse aux Meadows
Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General Andrew Parsons Burgeo-La Poile
Environment and Climate Change Perry Trimper Lake Melville