Executive Council of Prince Edward Island

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 King 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 portfolios with moderate influence include Transportation and Public Works, as well as resource-dependent ministries such as Agriculture or Fisheries.

Current cabinet edit

The current cabinet was formed on April 14, 2023 following the Progressive Conservative Party's victory in the 2023 provincial general election.[1]

Her Honour The Honourable Antoinette Perry (2017–present)
Portfolio Minister
Premier of Prince Edward Island
Minister Responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs and Indigenous Relations
Dennis King
Deputy Premier of Prince Edward Island
Minister of Agriculture
Minister of Justice and Public Safety
Attorney General
Bloyce Thompson
Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Action Steven Myers
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Ernie Hudson
Minister of Education and Early Years

Minister Responsible for the Status of Women

Natalie Jameson
Minister of Fisheries, Tourism, Sport and Culture Cory Deagle
Minister of Health and Wellness Mark McLane
Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Trade

Minister Responsible for Acadian and Francophone Affairs

Gilles Arsenault
Minister of Finance Jill Burridge
Minister of Housing, Land and Communities Rob Lantz
Minister of Social Development and Seniors Barb Ramsay
Minister of Workforce, Advanced Learning and Population Jenn Redmond

References edit

  1. ^ Nguyen, Thinh; Davis, Tony (April 14, 2023). ""Veterans out, new faces in as P.E.I. Premier Dennis King unveils cabinet"". CBC. Retrieved November 16, 2023.

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