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.
The current cabinet is formed from the caucus of the Prince Edward Island Liberal Party and took the oath of office on May 20, 2015 and after cabinet shuffles on January 7, 2016 and February 15, 2017.
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 Education, Early Learning and Culture||Hon. Doug W. Currie|
|Minister of Workforce and Advanced Learning||Hon. Sonny Gallant|
|Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries||Hon. Alan McIsaac|
|Minister of Finance||Hon. Allen Roach|
|Minister of Health and Wellness||Hon. Robert Henderson|
|Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
||Hon. Paula Biggar|
|Minister of Communities, Land and Environment||Hon. Robert Mitchell|
|Minister of Economic Development and Tourism||Hon. Heath MacDonald|
|Minister of Family and Human Services||Hon. Tina Mundy|
|Minister of Rural and Regional Development||Hon. Pat Murphy|
- "Cabinet". Government of Prince Edward Island. Retrieved 21 February 2017.