September 14, 2014 5:03 pm
Updated: September 15, 2014 6:55 am

Jim Prentice to be sworn in as Alberta premier Monday

Jim Prentice celebrates his win following the results of the Progressive Conservative leadership first ballot in Edmonton on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

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EDMONTON – Jim Prentice will officially become the 16th premier in Alberta’s history Monday afternoon.

Alberta’s Lieutenant Governor Donald S. Ethell will swear in the new premier, along with a new cabinet, at a ceremony at Government House at 1 p.m.

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Prentice has promised a different government than the one of former Premier Alison Redford, which would include a smaller cabinet, roughly 20 ministers as opposed to the current 30.

Prentice hasn’t ruled out non-elected ministers.

It’s been rumoured former Edmonton Mayor Stephen MandelĀ could be one of the non-elected ministers.

Mandel served on Prentice’s transition team

Premier Dave Hancock, who will hand over his role to Prentice, will be in attendance.

Hancock announced Friday he’ll be retiring from politics after serving as Edmonton-Whitemud MLA, eight cabinet portfolios, and nearly six months as premier.

Read More: Outgoing Alberta Premier Dave Hancock resigns seat

Globalnews.ca will be live streaming Monday’s swearing in ceremony.

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