UCP leader and Premier-designate Jason Kenney became Alberta Premier Jason Kenney following the official swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday morning.
Kenney was sworn in by Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell shortly after 10 am on April 30, two weeks after the UCP was given a majority of Legislative seats by Alberta’s voters.
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Kenney stood before Mitchell and his soon-to-be-sworn-in members of cabinet to recite his oath before becoming the province’s new premier.
“Your honor I, Jason Thomas Kenney, do solemnly and sincerely promise and swear that I will duly, and faithfully, and to the best of my skill and knowledge, execute the powers and trusts reposed in me as president of your executive council and minister for intergovernmental relations for the Province of Alberta, so help me god,” he said.
As his first act as premier, Kenney recommended the appointment of his cabinet members, making Douglas Schweitzer, MLA for Calgary-Elbow, his minister of justice and solicitor general.
Here’s the full list of cabinet members sworn-in on Tuesday:
Solicitor General and Minister of Justice: Douglas Schweitzer
Minister of Health: Tyler Shandro
Minister of Transportation: Richard McIver
Minister of Economic Development, Trade, and Tourism: Tanya Fir
Minister of Education: Adriana LaGrange
President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Finance: Travis Toews
Minister of Environment and Parks: Jason Nixon
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry: Devin Dreeshen
Minister of Energy: Sonya Savage
Minister of Community and Social Services: Rajan Sawhney
Minister of Seniors and Housing: Josephine Pon
Minister of Children Services: Rebecca Schulz
Minister of Indigenous Relations: Richard Wilson
Minister of Advanced Education: Demetrios Nicolaides
Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism, and Status of Women: Leela Sharon Aheer
Minister of Labour and Immigration: Jason Copping
Minister of Municipal Affairs: Kaycee Madu
Minister of Infrastructure: Prasad Panda
Minister of Service Alberta: Nate Glubish
Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction: Grant Hunter
Associate Minister of Natural Gas: Dale Nally
Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions: Jason Luan