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
|Her Honour The Honourable Antoinette Perry
|Premier of Prince Edward Island
|Deputy Premier of Prince Edward Island
|Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Action
|Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure
|Minister of Education and Early Years
Minister Responsible for the Status of Women
|Minister of Fisheries, Tourism, Sport and Culture
|Minister of Health and Wellness
|Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Trade
Minister Responsible for Acadian and Francophone Affairs
|Minister of Finance
|Minister of Housing, Land and Communities
|Minister of Social Development and Seniors
|Minister of Workforce, Advanced Learning and Population
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