Alberta Premier Alison Redford watches as newly-appointed Minister of Energy Ken Hughes is sworn in during the swearing in of the new cabinet team at the Government House in Edmonton on Tuesday.

Cal Dallas named to Redford cabinet

A rookie legislature member and former high-ranking Alberta health executive has been named the province’s new energy minister. Here are the members of Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s cabinet listed in order of precedence.

EDMONTON —A rookie legislature member and former high-ranking Alberta health executive has been named the province’s new energy minister.

Ken Hughes’ promotion is one of many changes Premier Alison Redford has made to her cabinet following last month’s election victory.

Doug Horner becomes the top money man, adding Finance to his Treasury Board portfolio.

Solicitor General Jonathan Denis will also assume the duties of the Justice Department in one combined ministry.

Fred Horne remains health minister and Dave Hancock keeps his job as head of Human Services.

The cabinet will have 19 members, including Redford, which is two less than the pre-election group.

Here are the members of Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s cabinet listed in order of precedence.

Alison Redford, Calgary-Elbow: Premier, President of Executive Council, Chair of Agenda & Priorities.

Thomas Lukaszuk, Edmonton-Castle Downs: Deputy Premier, Chair of Operations Policy Committee.

Doug Horner, Spruce Grove-St. Albert: President of Treasury Board & Minister of Finance.

David Hancock, Edmonton-Whitemud: Minister of Human Services, Government House Leader.

Cal Dallas, Red Deer-South: Minister of International & Intergovernmental Relations.

Diana McQueen, Drayton Valley-Devon: Minister of Environment & Sustainable Resource Development.

Fred Horne, Edmonton-Rutherford: Minister of Health.

Ken Hughes, Calgary-West: Minister of Energy.

Jeff Johnson, Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater: Minister of Education.

Verlyn Olson, Wetaskiwin-Camrose: Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development.

Jonathan Denis, Calgary-Acadia: Minister of Justice & Solicitor General, Deputy House Leader.

Doug Griffiths, Battle River-Wainwright: Minister of Municipal Affairs.

Robin Campbell, West Yellowhead: Minister of Aboriginal Relations, Deputy House Leader.

Heather Klimchuk, Edmonton-Glenora: Minister of Culture.

Manmeet Bhullar, Calgary-Greenway: Minister of Service Alberta.

Wayne Drysdale, Grande Prairie-Wapiti: Minister of Infrastructure.

Stephen Khan, St. Albert: Minister of Enterprise & Advanced Education.

Ric McIver, Calgary-Hays: Minister of Transportation, Deputy House Leader

Christine Cusanelli, Calgary-Currie: Minister of Tourism, Parks & Recreation.

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