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Wab Kinew and The New Ministers Officially Sworn in Today

Winnipeg, October 18, 2023 - In a historic move for Manitoba, Premier Wab Kinew and his newly formed executive council have embarked on a transformative journey, promising a future that is inclusive, progressive, and deeply rooted in the values of equality and justice. Addressing the province with humility and determination, Kinew expressed his gratitude for the trust placed in their hands: “Manitobans have entrusted us with the great honor of leading our province, and I do not take this responsibility lightly.”

Kinew highlighted the core principles guiding his government: improving healthcare, enhancing affordability, and fostering unity among Manitobans. He emphasized the significance of the team assembled, a group dedicated to delivering tangible outcomes on the issues that matter most to the people. The Premier's executive council, consisting of 15 ministers, has been carefully curated to reflect the province’s diversity, ensuring representation across geography, culture, and society. Crucially, gender parity in the cabinet has been achieved, reinforcing the government's commitment to equality.

The new Cabinet Ministers for Manitoba are:

  1. Wab Kinew (MLA for Fort Rouge) – premier, minister of intergovernmental affairs and international relations, minister responsible for Indigenous reconciliation;

  2. Uzoma Asagwara (MLA for Union Station) – deputy premier, minister of health, seniors and long-term care;

  3. Ron Kostyshyn (MLA for Dauphin) – minister of agriculture;

  4. Matt Wiebe (MLA for Concordia) – minister of justice and attorney general, keeper of the great seal of the province of Manitoba, minister responsible for the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation;

  5. Nahanni Fontaine (MLA for St. Johns) – minister of families, minister responsible for accessibility, minister responsible for gender equity;

  6. Bernadette Smith (MLA for Point Douglas) – minister of housing, addictions and homelessness, and minister responsible for mental health;

  7. Nello Altomare (MLA for Transcona) – minister of education and early childhood learning;

  8. Ian Bushie (MLA for Keewatinook) – minister of municipal and northern relations, and minister of Indigenous economic development;

  9. Malaya Marcelino (MLA for Notre Dame) – minister of labour and immigration, and minister responsible for the Workers Compensation Board;

  10. Jamie Moses (MLA for St. Vital) – minister of economic development, investment, trade and natural resources;

  11. Lisa Naylor (MLA for Wolseley) – minister of transportation and infrastructure, minister of consumer protection and government services;

  12. Adrien Sala (MLA for St. James) – minister of finance, minister responsible for the Public Utilities Board, minister responsible for Manitoba Hydro, minister responsible for the Manitoba public service;

  13. Renée Cable (MLA for Southdale) – minister of advanced education and training;

  14. Tracy Schmidt (MLA for Rossmere) – minister of environment and climate change, minister responsible for Efficiency Manitoba; and

  15. Glen Simard (MLA for Brandon East) – minister of sport, culture, heritage and tourism, minister responsible for francophone affairs, minister responsible for the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation.

Looking ahead, Premier Kinew expressed his optimism about the work that lies ahead, underscoring the government’s dedication to fostering economic growth and ensuring more Manitobans can join the workforce, unions, and the middle class.

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