Alberta cabinet shuffle

Tyler Shandro is out as Health Minister. He is being replaced by Jason Copping

Some big news coming out of Alberta yesterday.

Tyler Shandro has resigned from his position as Alberta's embattled health minister and will now serve as the province's labour minister. 

Premier Jason Kenney announced Shandro's portfolio swap with Labour Minister Jason Copping in a mid-afternoon cabinet shuffle Tuesday. 

Questions arose when Shandro was scheduled to appear at a Siksika flag raising in Strathmore but didn't show.

NDP leader Rachel Notley says the news is encouraging it's not a solution to the challenges Alberta continues to face.

One University of Alberta political scientist said he finds it surprising it took as long as it did for Shandro to be removed from the position. 

 

 

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