May 27th, 2015 ~ Vol. 85 No. 21
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Seventeenth premier of AB sworn in
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
Hundreds turned out to the Alberta Legislature Sunday to watch NDP leader Rachel Notley be sworn in as Premier.
EZRA BLACK
Pass Herald Reporter
On Sunday, Alberta’s first NDP government was sworn in on the steps of the Alberta Legislature.
Premier Rachel Notley also introduced her 12-member cabinet, which is down from 20 under former premier Jim Prentice.
Notley is proposing a two per cent corporate tax increase and more funding for healthcare and education. She’s also proposing a Resource Owners Rights Commission to review the royalties oil companies pay to the province. She’s talking about increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018 from the current wage of $10.20 and introducing more tax brackets for high earners.
Here is the new cabinet:
Brian Mason, Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation Kathleen Ganley, Minister of
Justice, Solicitor General and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs
Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance
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Ifran Sabir, Minister of Human Services
David Eggen, Minister of Education and Minister of Culture and Tourism
Deron Bilous, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister of Service Alberta
Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health and Minister of Seniors
Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women
Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education and Minister of Jobs, Skills Training and Labour
Margaret McCuiag-Boyd, Minister of Energy
Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
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