CBC/Sun: Brian Pallister, Manitoba cabinet sworn in today
Paul Thomas, professor emeritus of political studies at the University of Manitoba, has spoken with former premiers about choosing a cabinet. “They say it’s the toughest part of the job: looking somebody in the face and saying, ‘You know, you’ve done a really good job as our designated critic on this particular policy field, but at this round of cabinet appointments, at least, I am going to have to leave you outside,'” Thomas said.
Thomas said Pallister has a lot of considerations to balance, given the limited spots available, and will have to blend veterans and newcomers into the cabinet.
“In a cabinet this small, it’ll probably be one of the toughest challenges that Brian Pallister will face early on in his term,” Karine Levasseur, who teaches political studies at the University of Manitoba, said Monday. “He’s going to have to balance the veterans with the newcomers because there are so many newcomers,” said Royce Koop, Levasseur’s colleague and department head.