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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

alberta's new ministries announced...

Here are the new Ministries announced in Premier-designate Ed Stelmach's first cabinet. Looks interesting - Housing in at the table with Municipal Affairs. Science & Innovation is back with Advanced Education. Aboriginal Affaris merges with Intergovernmental Affairs. Community Development becomes Tourism, Parks, Recreation, & Culture. It should be interesting to see how the Treasury Board concept works.

Also, four new "Cabinet Policy Committees" were created in place of the Tory caucus-only Standing Policy Committees... will there be a difference?

More analysis later (as usual...)

Premier
President of the Treasury Board
Advanced Education and Technology
Municipal Affairs and Housing
Energy
Health and Wellness
Employment, Immigration and Industry
Education
Children's Services
Environment
Agriculture and Food
Finance
Infrastructure and Transportation
Justice and Attorney General
Seniors and Community Supports
International, Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Relations
Sustainable Resource Development
Solicitor General and Public Security
Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, what ever happened to Jim Dinning?

michael in calgary said...

HE LOST!!! :-)

tommy said...

"Also, four new "Cabinet Policy Committees" were created in place of the Tory caucus-only Standing Policy Committees... will there be a difference?"


You bet there'll be a difference. Say goodbye to any sort of power the backbenchers had under Klein.

Anonymous said...

tommy,
Backbenchers had power under Klein?

Pass me some of what you are smoking.

Anonymous said...

Ok, let's see here...

We have the following new ministries:

The Ministry of Employment, Immigration and Industry,

The Ministry of International, Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Relations.

The Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture.

Could we possible have any dumber and more long-winded names? It seems like Ed's tendency to verbally ramble has transferred directly into the naming of his cabinent posts. How dissapointing.

The general idea behind "shrinking" cabinent as a new leader is to make things seem simple, lean, focused and sharp. With these idiotically huge rambling names, we can expect more of the same uselessness that has plagued the PC governments of late.

Anonymous said...

Well what would YOU call the Ministry of Tourism etc: the Ministry of Vacation? The Ministry of Feel-Good Time? Instead of the ministry of intergovernmental etc. you could have the Ministry of Yakety-yak. (ok i guess they could ALL be that ministry). nevertheless you can't extrapolate from the dept designation how effective a dept will be. Sadly gov't efficiency will always be determined by individuals. Hopefully Ed's niceness will trickle down... it could happen.

Anonymous said...

Intergovernmental Affairs could become the "Ministry of Ottawa should give us more money"

Anonymous said...

gotta shorten the name tho: Ministry of Gimme Gimme should do nicely.. and is so multipurpose.

The Invisible Hand said...

Intergovernmental Affairs could become the "Ministry of Ottawa should give us more money"

Not to nitpick or anything, but it would actually be "Ministry of Ottawa should take less of our money."

Anonymous said...

http://www.cbc.ca/edmonton/features/premier-stelmach/index.html

This is sort of cool.

Anonymous said...

When will they announce who gets the cabinet positions?

Anonymous said...

I don't know but I think Daveberta should get one...

All hail the new Minister of Blogging.

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