Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has announced the new 25 member cabinet which is a decrease from the previous 27 cabinet members.  

With cabinet heavyweights voted out in last week’s election including Kaycee Madu, Tyler Shandro, and Jason Copping, there are a few changes. Other notable faces include Travis Toews and Sonya Savage who did not run in the recent election.  

Red Deer North MLA, Adrianna LaGrange will be taking on a new role as Minister of Health. LaGrange has been serving as Alberta’s Minister of Education since April 30, 2019.  

Former Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides will be taking on her role as Education Minister.  

Jason Nixon, MLA for Rimbey, Rocky Mountain House and Sundre will also be taking on a new role as the Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services. Nixon served as Minister of Environment and Parks when Jason Kenney was Premier. 

MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, Devin Dreeshen will also be keeping his role as Minister Transportation and Economic Corridors.  

“I am so pleased to have this team working with me to deliver on the promises we made to Albertans during the election. These are not just our government’s priorities, they are Albertans’ priorities. The next four years start today, and I can’t wait to get back to work with each of my cabinet colleagues,” said Smith about cabinet changes.  

Premier Danielle Smith noted that there was a historic change to cabinet today. 

"This is a historic appointment at it is the first time Alberta has had a Minister of Justice Minister of the Muslim faith. As an accomplished lawyer and a strong advocate for his community Minister Avery is fully deserving of his appointment," said Smith. 

Here’s a look at all the changes: 

  • Premier and Minister of Intergovernmental Relations – Danielle Smith 

  • Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Services – Mike Ellis 

  • Minister of Advanced Education – Rajan Sawhney 

  • Minister of Affordability and Utilities and Vice-chair of Treasury Board – Nathan Neudorf 

  • Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation – RJ Sigurdson 

  • Minister of Arts, Culture and Status of Women – Tanya Fir 

  • Minister of Children and Family Services – Searle Turton 

  • Minister of Education – Demetrios Nicolaides 

  • Minister of Energy and Minerals – Brian Jean 

  • Minister of Environment and Protected Areas – Rebecca Schulz 

  • Ministry of Forestry and Parks – Todd Loewen 

  • Minister of Health – Adriana LaGrange 

  • Minister of Immigration and Multiculturalism – Muhammad Yaseen 

  • Minister of Indigenous Relations – Rick Wilson 

  • Minister of Infrastructure – Pete Guthrie 

  • Minister of Jobs, Economy and Trade – Matt Jones 

  • Minister of Justice – Mickey Amery 

  • Minister of Mental Health and Addiction – Dan Williams 

  • Minister of Municipal Affairs – Ric McIver 

  • Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services – Jason Nixon 

  • Minister of Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction – Dale Nally 

  • Minister of Technology and Innovation – Nate Glubish 

  • Minister of Tourism and Sport – Joseph Schow 

  • Minister of Transportation and Economic Corridors – Devin Dreeshen 

  • President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance – Nate Horner 


Caucus leadership positions will include: 

  • Chief whip – Shane Getson 

  • House leader – Joseph Schow 


Treasury Board members will include: 

  • Nate Horner (president) 

  • Nathan Neudorf (vice-chair) 

  • Andrew Boitchenko 

  • Devin Dreeshen 

  • Mike Ellis 

  • Brian Jean 

  • Dale Nally 

  • Rajan Sawhney 

  • Rebecca Schulz 


Cabinet policy committees will be chaired by: 

  • Alberta First – Garth Rowswell 

  • Building Communities – Martin Long 

  • Economic Diversification – Jackie Lovely 

  • Public Safety and Wellness – Scott Sinclair 


Cabinet members were sworn in on the morning of June 9 and will begin receiving briefings from their departments.