Provincial cabinet shuffled in Sask.

Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall shuffled his cabinet June 29, but agriculture minister Bob Bjornerud isn’t going anywhere.He was one of four ministers left in their portfolios without additions or deletions.Bjornerud has been agriculture minister since the Saskatchewan Party took office in late 2007. He is also responsible for Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corp.Two new faces at the cabinet table are Tim McMillan, who takes responsibility for Crown Investments Corp., SGI, and Information Services Corp., and Laura Ross, who heads Government Services.Darryl Hickie, who had served as corrections minister until he was removed from cabinet last summer, returns as minister of municipal affairs.Deputy premier Ken Krawetz swaps education for finance, taking over from Rod Gantefoer, who will not run again in 2011.Also gone from cabinet are Nancy Heppner, who had been environment minister, and Christine Tell of government services.Retaining portfolios are: Don McMorris, health; Jim Reiter, highways and infrastructure; and, Yogi Huyghebaert, corrections, public safety and policing.The cabinet also includes:* Ken Cheveldayoff, First Nations and Metis relations, northern affairs, Saskatchewan Gaming Corp. and the lead minister for the proposed multi-purpose entertainment facility in Regina.* Bill Hutchinson, tourism, parks, culture and sport, and responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission.* Donna Harpauer, education and provincial secretary.* June Draude, social services, status of women and Public Service Commission.* Dustin Duncan, environment, SaskEnergy, SaskWater.* Jeremy Harrison, enterprise and trade, and deputy government house leader.* Don Morgan, justice and attorney general, labour relations and workplace safety, Worker’s Compensation Board and Sask. Liquor and Gaming Authority.* Rob Norris, advanced education, employment and immigration, SaskPower, and innovation.* Bill Boyd, energy and resources, and SaskTel.Wall also named Greg Ottenbreit as his legislative secretary for vulnerable youth.Wayne Elhard will co-ordinate long-term infrastructure needs as the legislative secretary responsible for the Ready For Growth initiative.Delbert Kirsch will chair the standing committee on crowns and central agencies, while Lyle Stewart will chair the economy committee.

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