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Ball releases marching orders to cabinet

Premier Dwight Ball has publicly released mandate letters for each of his 12 cabinet ministers, detailing the policy priorities for the new Liberal government.

Premier Dwight Ball, accompanied by some of his new cabinet ministers, holds his first media scrum as premier at Government House on Monday morning.

Each letter contains the same boilerplate message about the new government priorities, and a need to conduct business in a transparent and accountable way.

“Our province is facing significant fiscal challenges that require our collective leadership and the engagement of the public,” Ball wrote. “Together, our government will lead our province towards a more sustainable, economic future.”

The practice of publicly releasing mandate letters was started in Newfoundland and Labrador by Ball’s predecessor, Tory premier Paul Davis.

It has also been done in other provinces and recently by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.



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