The city of Brandon and its surrounding region have an even stronger voice in Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government following a refresh of the provincial cabinet.
At a ceremony earlier today, Brandon West MLA Reg Helwer was sworn in as Minister of Central Services, a new portfolio that focuses on modernizing government services in Manitoba. Helwer will also serve as Minister responsible for the Civil Service Commission and joins Spruce Woods MLA Cliff Cullen, who remains as Minister of Justice and Attorney General, at the cabinet table.
“I am honoured to join the provincial cabinet as Minister of Central Services,” said Helwer. “I look forward to delivering on our government’s commitment to responsible fiscal management so we can invest even more in the front-line services Manitobans depend on.”
In addition to the cabinet appointments, Brandon East MLA Len Isleifson will serve as Legislative Assistant to the Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living.
“This is a great privilege and I am eager to help carry on the important work our government has started,” said Isleifson. “As someone who worked for over 20 years in the Prairie Mountain Health Region, I know how much Manitobans value a quality health-care system and the importance of delivering better care, sooner.”