Minister of Competitiveness, Training and Trade

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The Minister of Competitiveness, Training and Trade is a cabinet minister in the province of Manitoba, Canada. The position was established in 2006, combining responsibilities from the portfolios of Industry, Economic Development and Mines, Intergovernmental Affairs and Trade and Advanced Education and Training. Premier Gary Doer announced that the ministry was the first of its kind in Canada, noting that it combined taxation concerns with long-term strategies for education and training.[1]

The first minister appointed to the position was Scott Smith. The current minister is Peter Bjornson. The department was renamed Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade in 2009.[2] In October 2013, the department was renamed Jobs and the Economy.[3]

List of Ministers of Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade[edit]

  Name Party Took Office Left Office
  Scott Smith
New Democratic Party November 4, 2003 June 2007
  Andrew Swan
New Democratic Party November 4, 2008 November 3, 2009
  Peter Bjornson
New Democratic Party November 3, 2009 October 18, 2013

List of Ministers of Jobs and the Economy[edit]

  Name Party Took Office Left Office
  Theresa Oswald
New Democratic Party October 18, 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mia Rabson, "Doer's cabinet gets makeover", Winnipeg Free Press, 22 September 2006, A1.
  2. ^ "Manitoba Order in Council" (PDF). Government of Manitoba. November 3, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Manitoba Order in Council" (PDF). Government of Manitoba. October 18, 2013.