Thursday, December 1, 2022

New Environment Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador

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Yesterday Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador Andrew Furey appointed members to his Cabinet and announced a number of changes related to department alignments, including new environment minister Bernard Davis.

“This is a modern Cabinet for modern times. Choosing a Cabinet from the high calibre caucus elected by Newfoundlanders and Labradorians was a difficult task, and I congratulate all Cabinet Ministers sworn in today. I am confident that our team is up to the challenge of building a better, brighter future for our province,” said Furey. He added that the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is also an opportunity to “reset, reimagine and reinvent who we want to be.”

Furey is an orthopedic surgeon, politician, and the 14th Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, since August 19, 2020. Furey is the Member of the House of Assembly for Humber-Gros Morne.

Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

Davis becomes the new Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Minister Responsible for Labour and Minister Responsible for Workplace NL. He represents the electoral district of Virginia Waters-Pleasantville.

Bernard Davis, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Furey said his vision for the province includes fostering new technology, improving healthcare infrastructure and services, and a transition to renewable energy infrastructure .

For further information on other cabinet ministers and their related departments, click here.

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