Jim Prentice to be sworn in as Alberta premier Monday
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.
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 Mandel 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.
Globalnews.ca will be live streaming Monday’s swearing in ceremony.