Executive Council
December 29, 2006

Premier Announces Changes to Cabinet

The Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced two changes to his Cabinet. Effective immediately, the Honourable Tom Marshall will assume the responsibilities as Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board; and the Honourable Tom Rideout will serve as acting Minister of Justice and Attorney General. Minister Rideout will continue with his current duties of Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs.

�I thank both of these fine ministers for accepting their new roles, and for embracing the opportunity to serve the province in new capacities,� said the Premier. �2007 will be a very busy year for our province, as our government continues to implement our vision for a stronger and more prosperous Newfoundland and Labrador. I look forward to Minister Marshall�s and Minister Rideout�s continued contribution as we move forward.�


Media contact:
Elizabeth Matthews
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier
709-729-3960, 351-1227

2006 12 29                           1:30 p.m.

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