Tuesday morning, Premier Scott Moe shuffled his cabinet, with six ministers remaining in cabinet but taking on new portfolios. One of those was Weyburn-Big Muddy MLA Dustin Duncan.
Duncan had been the Minister of Education but has been the target of criticism as of late over some policy directives issued by his office. He has now been moved to being the Minister responsible for the major Crown corporations, including SaskPower, SaskEnergy, SaskTel, SaskWater and SGI. He has also been named the Minister of the Crown Investment Corporation and the Minister of the Public Service Commission.
Discover Weyburn asked Duncan for his thoughts on the new roles.
“I think it's always a little bit bittersweet. First and foremost, it's an honour to be asked by Premier Moe to stay in the cabinet and take on a different role... So it's always mixed emotions, despite the excitement of taking on a new portfolio. You get to know a lot of really great people, starting within the Ministry of Education and all across the province, working with great folks in education. And so there's people that you're no longer going to be able to work with on a daily basis, and so from that standpoint, that's a bit of the bitter part. But I am certainly looking forward to continuing on in cabinet and in a new role, one that is very important for the future of the province for the economic prosperity. We want to continue to protect what we've built in this province and continue to build for the future, and so being the minister responsible for the major Crown corporations and the Public Service Commission play a big role in that. So I'm really looking forward to serving in these new roles.”
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