In New Brunswick, Premier David Alward has announced a cabinet shuffle.

Background:

Details on this issue can be found here.

Current Status:

Retail Council of Canada (RCC) was relieved to learn that Hon. Bruce Fitch, Minister of Environment and Local Government and Hon. Blaine Higgs, Minister of Finance were not affected by the cabinet shuffle.

Hon. Danny Soucy has been appointed as the new Minister of Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour.  Hon. Dorothy Sheppard, has become the new Minister of Healthy and Inclusive Communities.  Both Mr. Soucy and Ms. Sheppard are new to cabinet and thus, RCC will ensure that they are made aware of RCC’s advocacy on issues of concern related to their Departments.

NEXT STEPS:

RCC will be organizing meetings with members of the new cabinet to continue advocating on issues of importance to retailers including minimum wage, childhood obesity, and environmental stewardship / handling fees.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact: Jim Cormier at [email protected] or (902) 422-4144