Jim Prentice hopes to be sworn in, have new cabinet within week
Alberta's new premier has promised a slimmed down cabinet of about 20 ministers.
EDMONTON — Alberta’s incoming premier says he hopes to be sworn in and have a new cabinet in place in about a week.
Jim Prentice is looking at officially becoming the province’s 16th premier at a swearing-in ceremony on Monday, Sept. 15.
Prentice says he also hopes to announce a new cabinet at that time.
However, a firm date for the ceremony has not been set.
He has promised a slimmed-down cabinet, with perhaps 20 or so ministers.
Prentice won the PC leadership election on the weekend with a landslide 77% of the vote.