Message from Premier Alison Redford
From the first moments since I was elected to serve as Alberta's premier, I have been focused on bringing the change Albertans have been looking for.
I've put a new Cabinet team in place that includes people who are bright, energetic and open to new ideas and new ways of doing things. Collectively, we will lead the change Albertans want.
We will keep listening. And we will stay focused on Albertans’ priorities – health care, the education of our children, and taking a more disciplined approach to spending.
Alberta stands to accomplish great things in the years to come and we're filled with anticipation for what's ahead. I look forward to working with all Albertans to build our province for the future.
Newly named Cabinet gets to work
Alberta's new Cabinet was sworn in on October 12, and went right to work on Albertans’ priorities.
View the news release that includes a full list of Cabinet members, Parliamentary Assistants and committee members.
Focusing on priorities
A new line-up of ministries reflects a commitment to organize government in a way that will lead to services and programs being delivered to Albertans in smarter, more streamlined ways.
For example, a new ministry – called Human Services – has been created to recognize that Albertans most in need often require a wide range of services. Providing those services in one department allows government to better serve these individuals and families. The new ministry consolidates children and youth services, employment, homelessness and the Alberta Supports program.
With this committment to better serve Albertans, priorities for Premier Redford’s government will be adding funding to the education system, moving to restore public confidence in our health care system, and continuing to tell Alberta’s energy story on the international stage.
She has acted swiftly on her committment to add $107 million to Alberta's education system. These funds aim to provide classroom-based supports to improve student learning and help set the stage to deal with inclusive classroom practices. For school boards, this means more funding for more teachers, smaller class sizes and more support in our classrooms.
Premier Redford's swearing-in ceremony
Premier Alison Redford was sworn in on Friday, October 1.
View video highlights and photos of the ceremony.
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Stephen Carter has been named Chief of Staff.
Hunter Wight will manage the Premier's Calgary office at McDougall Centre.
Public service veteran Peter Watson will serve as Deputy Minister of Executive Council. Executive Council supports the Premier and Cabinet in strategic and business planning and policy coordination, and leads the Alberta Public Service.
Watson will also lead a team of Deputy Ministers that will implement a shift in government culture, including a more collaborative way of doing things with departments working together to best serve Albertans.
View a full list of Deputy Minister assignments
Read the list of other senior staff appointments