The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced changes to his Cabinet.
The changes include establishing the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women role as a standalone Ministerial role within Cabinet, with Carol Anne Haley, MHA for Burin – Grand Bank appointed to this role.
Also joining Cabinet are Graham Letto, MHA for Labrador West, who has been appointed Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, Registrar General, Minister Responsible for the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board; and Bernard Davis, MHA for Virginia Waters – Pleasantville, who has been appointed as Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour.
The following is a list of all other Cabinet Members by Department:
- Premier, President of Executive Council, Minister for Intergovernmental and Indigenous Affairs, Minister of Labrador Affairs – The Honourable Dwight Ball
- Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, Minister Responsible for the Human Resource Secretariat, Minister Responsible for the Public Service Commission, Minister Responsible for the Office of the Chief Information Officer and Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation – The Honourable Tom Osborne
- Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs – The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
- Minister of Justice and Public Safety, Attorney General and Government House Leader – The Honourable Andrew Parsons
- Minister of Transportation and Works – The Honourable Steve Crocker
- Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources – The Honourable Gerry Byrne
- Minister of Natural Resources and Deputy Government House Leader – The Honourable Siobhan Coady
- Minister of Service NL, Minister Responsible for WorkplaceNL and Minister Responsible for the Public Procurement Agency – The Honourable Sherry Gambin – Walsh
- Minister of Health and Community Services – The Honourable John Haggie
- Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development – The Honourable Allan Hawkins
- Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation and Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities – The Honourable Lisa Dempster
The following is the list of all Parliamentary Secretaries and the Parliamentary Assistant to The Premier:
- Randy Edmunds, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier and Parliamentary Secretary for Indigenous Affairs
- Betty Parsley, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Service NL
- Scott Reid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources
- Derrick Bragg, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment
- Derek Bennett, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development
- John Finn, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Community Services
- Mark Browne, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
Biographies of new Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries are included in the Backgrounder below.
“Since the start of our mandate, our government has advanced The Way Forward for Newfoundland and Labrador, and in the process, attracted hundreds of millions in global investment to strengthen our economy, achieved greater efficiency in expenditures, and enhanced services and outcomes with initiatives like our Education Action Plan and Towards Recovery plan for mental health and addictions. I am pleased to establish the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women as a standalone Ministerial role to further advance women’s issues and to promote women in leadership, and I am excited to have this team carry our government’s mandate into 2019.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
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Office of the Premier
Carol Anne Haley, Member for Burin – Grand Bank
Carol Anne Haley was born and raised in Point May and has been heavily involved in the regional community for many years. She served as a special assistant to former MP and current Lieutenant Governor Judy M. Foote. Prior to that, she worked in the field of economic development as a community service officer and coordinator with the Greater Lamaline Area Development Association. She served as a member of the advisory board for the Grand Bank Seamen’s Museum. Carol Anne also served on the Schooner Regional Development Corporation’s board. In 2015, Carol Anne was elected to represent the District of Burin-Grand Bank. In 2017, Carol Anne was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Community Services.
Graham Letto, Member for Labrador West
Graham Letto was born and raised in L’Anse au Clair on the Labrador Coast. He attended Memorial University of Newfoundland and moved to Labrador West in 1973, embarking on a 30-year career with the Iron Ore Company of Canada. Graham has long been involved in regional politics prior to his election to the House of Assembly. He served as mayor of the Town of Labrador City from 2001 to 2009. Additionally, he served as president of the Combined Councils of Labrador, president of Municipalities NL, among other leadership positions. In 2015, he was elected to represent the District of Labrador West and was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Service NL. In 2017, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources.
Bernard Davis, Member for Virginia Waters – Pleasantville
Bernard Davis is a lifelong resident of St. John’s, a dedicated community volunteer, and someone who is committed to enhancing and promoting community development issues across the province. A graduate of Memorial University (Bachelor of Commerce), Bernard served as the Executive Director and Program Coordinator of the Church Lad’s Brigade (C.L.B.) and as an elected Councillor at St. John’s City Hall before entering provincial politics. In 2015 Bernard was elected to represent the District of Virginia Waters – Pleasantville, and since then has served as Parliamentary Secretary to both the Minister of Health and Community Services and Minister of Service NL.
Betty Parsley, Member for Harbour Main
Born and raised in Harbour Main, Betty Parsley completed formal training in travel and tourism, embarking on a successful career as a travel consultant in the community for over 20 years. Prior to her election as the MHA for Harbour Main, Betty served as the mayor of Harbour Main-Chapel’s Cove-Lakeview. Her involvement in municipal politics began in 2007 when she was elected as a town councillor. During this time she was involved in a number of significant infrastructure projects and recreation initiatives within the community.
Scott Reid, Member for St. George’s – Humber
Scott Reid was raised in the community of Jeffrey’s on the West Coast. He earned several degrees from Memorial University, followed by studies at the University of Ottawa, where he attained a Ph.D. Scott worked as a researcher in the Government Members’ Office in 1989, advancing to senior positions in government including director of communications and director of research. Scott has also worked for the federal government and taught courses at MUN in the Department of Political Science and the Faculty of Business.
John Finn, Member for Stephenville – Port au Port
John Finn is a lifelong resident of Stephenville. A graduate of College of the North Atlantic’s community studies program, John worked with the Community Education Network as an employment counsellor and a housing and homelessness caseworker from 2008 until he was elected to the House in 2015. John was co-chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Career Practitioners from 2009–2010, and served on the town council of Stephenville, sitting on several key committees including finance.