SOUTHERN ALBERTA: The region has some new representation after Wednesday's cabinet shuffle. Lethbridge-West MLA Greg Weadick retained his post as Minister of Advanced Education and Technology. Livingstone-Macleod MLA Evan Berger, who was appointed parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Sustainable Resource Development shortly after he was elected in 2008, was promoted Wednesday to Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. His new parliamentary assistant is Little Bow MLA Barry McFarland.
Beyond southern Alberta, premier-designate Alison Redford appointed several of her recent competitors to higher profile portfolios. Foothills-Rocky View MLA Ted Morton, the former Minister of Finance and Enterprise who resigned last January to seek party leadership, is now Minister of Energy. Battle River-Wainright MLA Doug Griffiths, who also sought the leadership spot, is now Minister of Municipal Affairs.
Some of the names who didn't make the new roster are former health minister Gene Zwozdesky, former culture minister Lindsay Blackett and Iris Evans, who held several senior portfolios under Stelmach.
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 4/24/2014 1:40:25 PM
Source: Marion Warnica, Country 95 News - photo by Country 95 News: Greg Weadick (center) celebrates after he was first posted to cabinet in February 2011