Manitoba’s former Indigenous affairs minister appointed to powerful committee despite criticism of government – CBC

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Manitoba’s former Indigenous affairs minister appointed to powerful committee despite criticism of government – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202116 Views

Jul 21, 2021

Eileen Clarke was appointed to Treasury Board same day she issued statement saying ‘change is necessary’

The Manitoba minister who resigned from Premier Brian Pallister’s cabinet in protest earlier this month has suddenly been appointed to the provincial government’s most powerful committee — and officials refuse to explain why.

A cabinet order issued July 15 appointed Eileen Clarke to the Treasury Board. That was the same day she issued a public statement outlining why she had resigned as the minister for Indigenous and northern relations days earlier.

The order revealed backbench MLAs Josh Guenter and James Teitsma would be ousted from the Treasury Board, and replaced by Clarke and Assiniboia MLA Scott Johnston.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/clarke-treasury-board-1.6110031

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