Premier of Nova Scotia shakes cabinet, appoints new ministers of health, labor and forestry

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HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil reshuffled his cabinet today following a string of high-profile resignations from people vying to replace him as Liberal leader. MP Suzanne Lohnes-Croft will join Cabinet as Minister of Culture and Heritage and Minister of Gaelic Affairs.

Seniors Minister Leo Glavine loses the Culture and Heritage portfolio and will also become Minister of Health and Wellness.

Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab will take charge of the Ministry of Labor and Higher Education.

The Minister of Energy and Mines, Derek Mombourquette, will also become the Minister of Lands and Forests.

McNeil, who announced his resignation last August, has stirred his ministers over the recent resignations of cabinet members Labi Kousoulis, Iain Rankin and Randy Delorey.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on October 13, 2020.

This article was produced with financial assistance from the Facebook Stock Exchange and The Canadian Press.

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