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Brian Pallister is shown in a photo from Facebook.

Brian Pallister is shown in a photo from Facebook

U of M congratulates Premier Pallister and new cabinet

President Barnard welcomes opportunity to work with new provincial government

May 3, 2016 — 

Dr. David Barnard, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Manitoba, congratulates Brian Pallister in becoming Manitoba’s 22nd Premier on May 3 at a swearing-in ceremony held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

“I look forward to furthering the University of Manitoba’s relationship with Premier Pallister and his new team. The provincial government is a key partner and stakeholder of the University and we will work collaboratively with Premier Pallister and his new cabinet to contribute to Manitoba’s economic, social and cultural well-being,” said Dr. Barnard.

Premier Pallister announced the following ministerial appointments this morning, of which over half are U of M alumni:

  • The Honourable Heather Stefanson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Keeper of the Great Seal of the Province of Manitoba, and Deputy Premier;
  • The Honourable Cameron Friesen, Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for the Civil Service [BEd/1995];
  • The Honourable Kelvin Goertzen, Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living [BA/1992, BComm(Hons)/1995, LLB/2003];
  • The Honourable Ian Wishart, Minister of Education and Training [BSA/1976];
  • The Honourable Scott Fielding, Minister of Families [BA (Adv)/1995];
  • The Honourable Blaine Pedersen, Minister of Infrastructure;
  • The Honourable Eileen Clarke, Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations;
  • The Honourable Cathy Cox, Minister of Sustainable Development;
  • The Honourable Cliff Cullen, Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade [DipAgric/1984];
  • The Honourable Ralph Eichler, Minister of Agriculture;
  • The Honourable Rochelle Squires, Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women [Ext.Ed./1997]; and
  • The Honourable Ron Schuler, Minister of Crown Services [BA/1985].

Premier Pallister also announced that Minister Goertzen will be the government house leader and Jon Reyes, MLA for St. Norbert, has been appointed the military envoy.

The U of M will work closely with Premier Pallister and new members of cabinet in advancing the University’s strategic priorities and the Front and Centre Campaign.


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