Three new ministers named to N.L. cabinet

Published on July 17, 2014

Premier Tom Marshall added three new faces to cabinet Thursday — David Brazil, Tony Cornect and Vaughn Granter.

Marshall needed to change things up because two cabinet ministers, Steve Kent and Paul Davis, have stepped down to run for the PC Party leadership. When Joan Shea resigned earlier this year, that created another gap to be filled.

Veteran minister Clyde Jackman takes over the Health and Community Services portfolio, one of the largest departments in government.

Dan Crummell is the new Municipal Affairs minister.

Sandy Collins takes over the Child, Youth and Family Services department.

Cornect will be minister responsible for Tourism and Culture.

Granter is the new environment minister, and Brazil is the new minister of Service NL.

All of this is likely a temporary situation. Marshall will step down after the PC party elects a new permanent leader at a convention in St. John’s in September. After that, it’ll be up to Kent, Davis or John Ottenheimer to decide who’s in the cabine