Executive Council of Saskatchewan

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The Executive Council of Saskatchewan (informally and more commonly, the Cabinet of Saskatchewan) is the cabinet of that Canadian province.

Almost always made up of members of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, 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 Saskatchewan, as representative of the Queen in Right of Saskatchewan, formally heads the council, although he/she does not normally attend its meetings and in practice the Premier of Saskatchewan is its most powerful member. (However, many of its documents are referred to as being issued by the Governor-in-Council.) Other members of the Cabinet, the ministers, are selected by the Premier of Saskatchewan and appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor. Most cabinet ministers are the heads of ministries, but this is not always the case.

As at the federal level, the most important Cabinet post after that of the Premier is Minister of Finance. The next most powerful position is, arguably, Minister of Health, since the Ministry has a vast budget and is of central political import. Other powerful porfolios include Education and Energy.

Current Cabinet[edit]

The current Cabinet has been in place since 2007. The list below is current as of April 5, 2016.[1] Members are listed in order of precedence.

Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield 2012—
Portfolio Minister
Premier of Saskatchewan
      President of the Executive Council
Brad Wall 2007—
Deputy Premier
      & Minister of Crown Investments
Don McMorris 2015—
Minister of the Economy
      & Minister of Energy and Resources
Bill Boyd 2007—
Minister of Social Services
      & Minister Responsible for the Status of Women
Donna Harpauer 2014—
Minister of Agriculture
      & Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation
Lyle Stewart 2012—
Minister of Health Dustin Duncan 2012—
Minister of Education
      & Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
Don Morgan 2013—
Minister of Justice
      & Attorney General of Saskatchewan
      & Minister Responsible for SaskBuilds
Gordon Wyant 2014—
Minister of Government Relations
            & Minister Responsible for First Nations, Metis, and Northern Affairs
Jim Reiter 2012—
Minister of Advanced Education Scott Moe 2015—
Minister of Parks, Culture & Sport
      & Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission
Mark Docherty 2014—
Minister Responsible for Corrections & Policing Christine Tell 2009—
Minister of Environment Herb Cox 2015—
Minister Responsible for Immigration, Jobs, Skills and Training
      & Minister Responsible for Trade
      & Minister Responsible for Tourism Saskatchewan
      & Minister Responsible for Innovation
Jeremy Harrison 2014—
Minister of Highways & Infrastructure Nancy Heppner 2014—
Minister of Finance Kevin Doherty 2015—
Minister of Central Services Jennifer Campeau 2015—
Minister Responsible for Rural and Remote Health Greg Ottenbreit 2014—