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Manitoba Premier fills empty cabinet spot

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has filled the minister of Crown Services position.
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has filled the minister of Crown Services position. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has filled an empty spot in his cabinet.

Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton is taking on additional duties overseeing Crown services.

The former minister, Colleen Mayer, was defeated in the Sept. 10 provincial election.

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Pallister has hinted a larger cabinet shuffle could occur in the near future.

When pressed on the matter last week, the premier said he would talk about it after he gets the budget approved by the legislature, which is expected to happen by mid-October.

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