New Minister and also a new department

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Heralding significant positive change, the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, introduced his first Cabinet at Government House today.

In addition to the new Cabinet, he also unveiled significant changes to several government departments and other innovative initiatives.


Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland Housing Corporation and Minister Responsible for Status of Persons with Disabilities


Recreation and Sport is now under the new Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development

The most progressive societies are healthy ones that honour, listen to, lean on and include their elders in building stronger, more dynamic communities.

The new department combines functions from a number of government departments into new branches focused on seniors, aging and social development as well as health promotion, wellness and sport.

On seniors’ issues specifically, the mandate will also cross departments and government agencies – from health care to housing.

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