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.
The Executive Council has offices and meetings at Confederation Building East Block.
|Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
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|
|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|