MLA Jenn Redmond has been named the Minister of Workforce, Advanced Learning and Population in Prince Edward Island.
It’s a new department that will focus on growing the province’s workforce, growing training opportunities with post-secondary institutions both locally and regionally, and implementing a population strategy that is realistic and interconnected with all areas of government including healthcare, housing, education, and social services, the province said.
Newly re-elected Premier Dennis King unveiled his new cabinet today, consisting of 11 members “who have the experience, knowledge, and expertise to move the ambitious agenda forward focused on healthcare, housing, affordability, growing our workforce, and working to make Prince Edward Island the best place to live, work and raise a family,” the province said in a press release.
“We put forward an ambitious plan in the election that came directly from Islanders and now it is our job to deliver on those commitments,” said King. “This team is a mix of experience and new perspectives, geographically represents our Island, and has a record number of women serving as members of Executive Council.”
The balance of the cabinet includes:
- Hon. Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island and Minister Responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs and Indigenous Relations;
- Hon. Bloyce Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Justice, Public Safety & Attorney General, and Deputy Premier;
- Hon. Steven Myers, Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate Action;
- Hon. Ernie Hudson, Minister of Transportation & Infrastructure;
- Hon. Natalie Jameson, Minister of Education & Early Years and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women;
- Hon. Cory Deagle, Minister of Fisheries, Tourism, Sport & Culture;
- Hon. Mark McLane, Minister of Health and Wellness;
- Hon. Gilles Arsenault, Minister of Economic Development, Innovation & Trade and Minister responsible for Acadian and Francophone Affairs;
- Hon. Jill Burridge, Minister of Finance;
- Hon. Rob Lantz, Minister of Housing, Land and Communities; and
- Hon. Barb Ramsay, Minister of Social Development & Seniors.
The province noted the cabinet has a record number of women serving as members of the executive council, with four women serving in cabinet positions.
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