Greg Lawrence and Warren Michelson are taking on new responsibilities following the province's cabinet shuffle.
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(From left) Moose Jaw North MLA Warren Michelson, outgoing Social Services Minister June Draude and Moose Jaw Wakamow MLA Greg Lawrence pose for a photo at the site of a sod turning in this file photo.
Lawrence, MLA for Moose Jaw Wakamow, will take on the role of chair for the human services committee and maintain his position as legislative secretary of social services (foster care).
"It's the next progression in my career, and I'm humbled by the premier asking me to take this step," Lawrence told the Times-Herald on Friday.
In his new role, Lawrence will lead the committee tasked with matters relating to health, social services, education and labour.
"It is very important to me personally, and to our government, that we continue moving forward on these files," he said. "I have some good committee members I'll be able to turn to — people with a lot of experience. It will be really good to work with them."
Michelson, MLA for Moose Jaw North, will add legislative secretary to the economy (manufacturing sector) to his resume.
"I appreciate the confidence the premier has in me, and I think with my background in business and communications, I would consider it a natural fit," he told the Times-Herald. "This will be something that is good for me, and good for the province."
In his new role, Michelson will work with the Ministry of the Economy to advance Saskatchewan's manufacturing industry, which he said is "very broad" and quite diverse.
"The first step will be to define where we want to go with this and what we want to focus on," he added. "It is such a large variety of opportunities."
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