Eyre named as new Minister of Education

September 15, 2017

There was bound to be a considerable domino effect when it came to a cabinet shuffle following the decision of a handful of Saskatchewan Party ministers to enter the leadership race when Premier Brad Wall steps aside in January.

When the dust cleared, Bronwyn Eyre was named as the Minister of Education as well as being responsible for the Status of Women. She leaves behind her portfolio as Minister of Advanced Education.

All this came about as the result of Don Morgan relinquishing the Education portfolio since he is now Minister of Justice, Attorney General, Minister of Labour, and Deputy Premier.

Eyre therefore succeeds Morgan, who had been in the position for the past four years. Similar to her predecessor in the role, Eyre was a Saskatoon Public School Board trustee.

A former radio broadcaster and columnist, Eyre was elected as MLA for Saskatoon-Stonebridge-Dakota in the 2016 provincial election. She attended McGill University and the University of Saskatchewan, holds a law degree and is multi-lingual.

In naming his new cabinet, Premier Wall said “this new cabinet provides a strong balance of experience and new perspectives.”