Premier Jason Kenney is expected to make cabinet changes on Tuesday afternoon, and Global News has confirmed that Tyler Shandro is no longer the health minister, citing various sources.
Jason Copping will be designated the new health minister in a ceremony slated for 3:30 p.m., according to sources. Currently, Copping serves as the Minister of Labor and Immigration.
Kenney will announce changes to his cabinet, according to a media notice issued by the province Tuesday morning, and then join Alberta’s top medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, for a 5 p.m. update on the COVID-19 situation in the province.
It’s not known how many other moves Kenney may make to his cabinet. Shandro’s future is also not known.
The ceremony comes amid growing frustration with Kenney’s leadership.
Last week, the United Conservative Party constituency board in Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills voted 27 to 1 in favour of launching a leadership review.
The last time the premier made changes to his cabinet was in July, when several people were shuffled in a move Kenney said was made to focus on post-pandemic recovery.
Source_ The Canadian Press