Provincial cabinet shuffle announced
Premier Kathy Dunderdale swapped two of her heavy hitters today, moving Tom Marshall to the Department of Natural Resources, and sending Jerome Kennedy to Finance.
The move comes just after the province sanctioned the Muskrat Falls mega project. Marshall will now be the man to manage the construction of the project.
Kennedy will now be the man to lead on public sector labour negations, taking on the province's unions.
"Ministers Kennedy and Marshall have made valuable contributions to the governance of our province in their roles as members of Cabinet,” said Premier Dunderdale. “I wish them well in the leadership of their new portfolios and look forward to working with them in their new capacities.”
The shuffle comes on the heels of a big one less than three months ago, when Dunderdale moved nine members of her 15-person cabinet.
The timing of the shuffle gives the ministers a few months to get up to speed on their portfolios before the House of Assembly starts its new session in March.