Jason Kenney officially sworn in as premier this morning

Apr 30 2019, 4:07 pm

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

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