Calgary MLA Kyle Fawcett sworn in as Alberta's new minister for jobs, training

The Canadian Press
May 26, 2014 02:51 PM

Calgary MLA Kyle Fawcett is sworn in Monday as Alberta's new minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour, in a ceremony at Government House, with Premier Dave Hancock looking on. Fawcett replaces Thomas Lukaszuk, who resigned the cabinet post last week in order to run for the Progressive Conservative party leadership. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dean Bennett

EDMONTON - Calgary MLA Kyle Fawcett is Alberta's new minister of jobs, training, skills and labour.

Fawcett has been sworn in during a ceremony at Government House in Edmonton.

Fawcett retains his earlier cabinet job as associate minister in charge of flood recovery in southwestern Alberta.

He says one of his priorities will be to represent Alberta's interests as the federal government considers changes to the temporary foreign worker program.

Fawcett says the program is important to Alberta, given its booming economy and labour shortages.

The jobs portfolio came open last week when Thomas Lukaszuk (loo-KAH'-zuhk) resigned to run for the provincial Progressive conservative party leadership.

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