Three new ministers named to N.L. cabinet

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Premier Tom Marshall added three new faces to cabinet Thursday — David Brazil, Tony Cornect and Vaughn Granter.

Marshall needed to change things up because two cabinet ministers, Steve Kent and Paul Davis, have stepped down to run for the PC Party leadership. When Joan Shea resigned earlier this year, that created another gap to be filled.

Veteran minister Clyde Jackman takes over the Health and Community Services portfolio, one of the largest departments in government.

Dan Crummell is the new Municipal Affairs minister.

Sandy Collins takes over the Child, Youth and Family Services department.

Cornect will be minister responsible for Tourism and Culture.

Granter is the new environment minister, and Brazil is the new minister of Service NL.

All of this is likely a temporary situation. Marshall will step down after the PC party elects a new permanent leader at a convention in St. John’s in September. After that, it’ll be up to Kent, Davis or John Ottenheimer to decide who’s in the cabine

Organizations: PC Party, Health and Community Services, Youth and Family Services department Service NL

Geographic location: Brazil

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  • Marshall Art
    July 17, 2014 - 20:46

    So many smiling faces !! . Let's see, there's Goofy, Smiley, Dumbo, Sleepy, Bashful, Dopey, and Lazy, not necessarily in the order in which they're pictured.

  • Corporate Psycho
    July 17, 2014 - 17:44

    Is it April Fools Day or what? By the way. Who is Tony Cornect? Brazil has been investigated by the RNC and has been found in contempt of the HOA. This government will be going down hard. They are not helping their own case. What's next? Keith Russell as a Minister?

  • Dave from NL
    July 17, 2014 - 16:55

    Gives a whole new meaning to the term "Scraping the bottom of the barrell". Tony has the credentials of a Tom Cod. What a joke!

  • Elizabeth
    July 17, 2014 - 16:40

    How much money is this costing us taxpayers to add these people to cabinet for a month. Any papers with a minster's name attached has to be changed now and changed again in Sept after the election. What a waste of time and money.

  • Elizabeth
    July 17, 2014 - 16:33

    Now change all the letterhead and everything else for each of these departments because there is a new minister for a month....then in September it all will change again. Come on please, how much do these changes cost us as tax payers....and be honest.

  • Talking Smoke
    July 17, 2014 - 15:39

    OMG! Tony Cornect a minister... Now I have seen many comedy shows in my lifetime but this is the most hilarious one I have seen so far... He should be the minister of doing nothing, not answering calls, failing to meet with people in his district and so on and so on. he is a joke as a politician and a bigger joke as a minister...

  • My opinion is
    July 17, 2014 - 15:10

    Vaughn Granter, WHAT A CROC!!!!!!! Marshall you are something else.. Granterr does not deserve this promotion...