Academic journal article Canadian Parliamentary Review

Manitoba

Academic journal article Canadian Parliamentary Review

Manitoba

Article excerpt

The 1st session of the 40th Manitoba Legislature rose on November 1, 2011. At the time of printing a date had not yet been set for the resumption of session.

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts met on December 16, 2011 to consider two reports on the operations of the Auditor General's Office. At this meeting, Larry Maguire was elected as the new Chairperson while Greg Dewar was re-elected as Vice-Chairperson. The Committee also agreed to establish a Steering Committee--consisting of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Auditor General, PAC Committee Clerk and the Research Officer--to set dates and agendas for future meetings.

On January 13, 2012 Premier Greg Selinger announced a number of cabinet reassignments and two appointments, as follows:

* Kevin Chief entered cabinet as the new minister of Children and Youth Opportunities.

* Ron Kostyshyn entered cabinet as the new minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives.

* Jennifer Howard, the former minister of Labour and Immigration, became the new Minister of Family Services and Labour and retains the position of Government House Leader.

* Gord Mackintosh moved from Family Services and Consumer Affairs to Conservation and Water Stewardship.

* Christine Melnick moved from Water Stewardship to Immigration and Multiculturalism.

* Jim Rondeau moved from Healthy Living, Citizenship and Youth to Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs. …

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