July 17, 2006

New Environment Minister for NS

HALIFAX, NS-Following his recent re-election, NS Premier Rodney MacDonald has assigned Mark Parent, MLA for Kings North, his first cabinet post as Minister of Environment and Labour. Parent, a pastor and author who was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in July 1999, also becomes Minister responsible for the Workers' Compensation Act (except Part II), as well as Part II of the Gaming Control Act. David Morse, MLA for Kings South since 1999, moves from his previous role as Minister of Community Services to the Department of Natural Resources. Eastern Shore MLA Bill Dooks remains Minister of Energy, a post he first assumed in February of this year.

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