Premier Heather Stefanson shuffled her cabinet on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, and also promoted some back benchers into new ministerial positions.
Scott Johnston, the MLA for Assiniboia, was promoted to the new position of Minister of Seniors and Long-term Care. Audrey Gordon will head the reframed Department of Health and Sarah Guillemard (MLA for Fort Richmond) will become minister for mental health and community wellness.
Turtle Mountain MLA Doyle Piwniuk becomes minister of transportation and infrastructure, and Andrew Smith (MLA for Lagimodiere) as minister of sport, culture and heritage, and minister responsible for Travel Manitoba and the Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation (MCCC).
Eileen Clarke (MLA for Agassiz) returns to cabinet as minister of municipal relations, a position she held before stepping down in the last months of Brian Pallister’s tenure as premier.
Cliff Cullen (MLA for Spruce Woods) becomes deputy premier and minister of economic development, investment and trade.
Former premier Kelvin Goertzen (MLA for Steinbach) becomes minister of justice and attorney general, and minister responsible for Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) and government house leader.
Cameron Friesen (MLA for Morden-Winkler) returns to the finance portfolio and will also be the minister responsible for Manitoba Hydro.
Scott Fielding (MLA for Kirkfield Park) moves to natural resources and northern development. He will also be the minister responsible for Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries.
Jeff Wharton (MLA for Red River North) takes over as minister of environment, climate and parks. He will also be the minister responsible for Efficiency Manitoba.
Reg Helwer (MLA for Brandon West) becomes minister of labour, consumer protection and government services, minister responsible for the Public Utilities Board (PUB) and minister responsible for the civil service.
Wayne Ewasko (MLA for Lac du Bonnet) takes over as minister for education and early childhood learning.
Derek Johnson (MLA for Interlake-Gimli) is the new minister of agriculture.
Jon Reyes (MLA for Waverley) is the minister of advanced education, skills and immigration.
Minister of families, Rochelle Squires (MLA for Riel) will take on two additional portfolios as minister responsible for the status of women and minister responsible for accessibility. She will also continue to be the minister responsible for francophone affairs.
Alan Lagimodiere (MLA for Selkirk) remains minister for Indigenous reconciliation and northern relations.
Former ministers Ralph Eichler and Cathy Cox were removed from cabinet.
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