Riding Mountain MLA Greg Nesbitt is Manitoba’s new Minister of Natural Resources and Northern Development.
Premier Heather Stefanson welcomed Nesbitt to the provincial cabinet at a swearing-in ceremony at the Manitoba Legislative Building, last week.
“I am excited to welcome Greg to our cabinet team,” Stefanson said. “Minister Nesbitt is long-time business owner and community leader and understands the importance rural economic development plays in building a strong and vibrant province. I am confident Minister Nesbitt will play an important role as we continue with our efforts for economic recovery and growth and building hope and opportunity for all Manitobans.”
The premier also noted Andrew Smith, MLA for Lagimodiere, will assume the role as Minister Responsible for the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation, while continuing as Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage and Minister Responsible for Travel Manitoba and the Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation.
The appointments were necessary following the resignation of former minister Scott Fielding.
The premier thanked Fielding for his years of service as a cabinet minister and wished him well as he explores new opportunities in the private sector.