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Manitoba cabinet shuffle sees Reyes take over for labour and immigration

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January 30, 2023
By Talent Canada

Jon Reyes, Manitoba's Minister of Labour and Immigration.

Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson has shuffled her cabinet. The move was prompted by recent announcements by five Manitoba cabinet ministers who are resigning soon or staying on but not running again in the election scheduled for Oct. 3.

Jon Reyes, who was previously the Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration is taking on a new role as Minister of Labour and Immigration.

Reyes was first elected as a MLA in 2016 becoming the first Canadian-born person of Filipino descent elected to the Manitoba legislature and subsequently re-elected as MLA for Waverley in 2019.

Prior to elected office, he served with the Canadian Armed Forces for 10 years, including five years stationed on the HMCS Winnipeg as a member of the Royal Canadian Navy. For his dedicated military service, he was awarded the Special Service Medal (NATO) by the Canadian Forces.


Full cabinet shuffle

Here is the list of cabinet ministers following Monday’s changes:

• Heather Stefanson, premier, intergovernmental affairs

• Cliff Cullen, deputy premier, finance, responsible for Manitoba Hydro

• Kelvin Goertzen, justice, attorney general, responsible for Manitoba Public Insurance

• Eileen Clarke, Indigenous reconciliation and northern relations

• Rochelle Squires, families, responsible for Status of Women and francophone affairs

• Jeff Wharton, economic development investment and trade

• Sarah Guillemard, advanced education and training

• Wayne Ewasko, education and early childhood learning

• Derek Johnson, agriculture

• Audrey Gordon, health

• Jon Reyes, labour and immigration

• Doyle Piwniuk, transportation and infrastructure

• Scott Johnston, seniors and long-term care

• Andrew Smith, municipal relations, responsible for the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation

• Greg Nesbitt, natural resources and northern development

• Janice Morley-Lecomte, mental health and community wellness

• James Teitsma, consumer protection and government services, responsible for the Public Service Commission and the Public Utilities Board

• Obby Khan, sport culture and heritage, responsible for Travel Manitoba and the Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation

• Kevin Klein, environment and climate change, responsible for Efficiency Manitoba.

with files from the Canadian Press

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