MLA for Drumheller-Stettler Jack Hayden will remain a cabinet minister in Alison Redford’s government.
Redford was sworn in as Alberta’s Premier on October 7. On Wednesday morning, she announced her new Cabinet, which includes Jack Hayden as Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation. He also sits on the Government Committee for Community Development.
“With this new team in place, we’re ready to work for Albertans on a new agenda. One of our first jobs will be getting ready for the fall session and setting our agenda to move forward,” Redford said.
Hayden was first elected in the Drumheller-Stettler riding in 2007 in a by-election to replace MLA Shirley McClellan and again in 2008 in a general election.
He served as Minister of Infrastructure, and most recently Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, prior to the PC leadership race.
In the race, Hayden supported Doug Horner for leadership. Horner was appointed Deputy Premier and President of the Treasury Board and Enterprise. Hayden said during the race he is comfortable with any of the three candidates on the second ballot.
“My working relationship with Alison is excellent, she is a very intelligent lady,” said Hayden during the race.