Executive Council of Prince Edward Island

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The Executive Council of Prince Edward Island (informally and more commonly, the Cabinet of Prince Edward Island) is the cabinet of that Canadian province.

Almost always made up of members of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, the Cabinet is similar in structure and role to the Cabinet of Canada while being smaller in size. As federal and provincial responsibilities differ there are a number of different portfolios between the federal and provincial governments.

The Lieutenant-Governor of Prince Edward Island, as representative of the Queen in Right of Prince Edward Island, heads the council, and is referred to as the Governor-in-Council. Other members of the Cabinet, who advise, or minister, the vice-regal, are selected by the Premier of Prince Edward Island and appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor. Most cabinet ministers are the head of a ministry, but this is not always the case.

As at the federal level the most important Cabinet post after that of the leader is the Minister of Finance, which in Prince Edward Island is referred to as the Provincial Treasurer. The second most powerful position in the provincial cabinet is typically the health portfolio since it occupies in excess of 40% of the province's annual budget. Other porfolios with moderate influence include Transportation and Public Works, as well as resource-dependent ministries such as Agriculture or Fisheries.

Current cabinetEdit

The current cabinet is formed from the caucus of the Progressive Conservative Party of Prince Edward Island with most taking the oath of office on May 9, 2019.[1] A minor cabinet shuffle occurred on February 21, 2020.[2]

Members are listed in order of precedence.

Lieutenant-Governor
Her Honour The Honourable Antoinette Perry (2017–present)
Portfolio Minister
Premier of Prince Edward Island
Minister responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs, Indigenous Relations, and Acadian and Francophone Affairs
Dennis King
Deputy Premier of Prince Edward Island
Minister of Finance
Darlene Compton
Minister of Health and Wellness James Aylward
Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Steven Myers
Minister of Fisheries and Communities Jamie Fox
Minister of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture, responsible for Greater Summerside Matthew MacKay
Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning Brad Trivers
Minister of Social Development and Housing Ernie Hudson
Attorney General of Prince Edward Island
Minister of Agriculture and Land; Justice and Public Safety
Bloyce Thompson
Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Change, responsible for greater Charlottetown and for the status of women Natalie Jameson

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yarr, Kevin (May 9, 2019). "'Be bold, be courageous' new P.E.I. premier tells his cabinet". CBC. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  2. ^ "MLA Natalie Jameson named minister of environment, water and climate change". CBC. February 21, 2020. Retrieved February 21, 2020.

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