Saskatchewan Rivers MLA Nadine Wilson was named provincial secretary and legislative secretary to the premier on Thursday as part of a wider cabinet shuffle.
© Submitted photo courtesy of Saskatchewan Party website
Saskatchewan Rivers MLA Nadine Wilson.
Speaking to the Daily Herald on Friday, Wilson opened up about her new position and provided details on her forthcoming duties and responsibilities.
“My role will be to report directly to the premier with duties related to diplomatic engagement and protocol and the office of the lieutenant-governor,” the MLA noted.
In her new role, Wilson will welcome dignitaries and ambassadors from across Canada as well as those from other countries.
She will also present awards in different capacities, working with the lieutenant-governor out of Government House in Regina and travelling across Saskatchewan as part of those duties.
As might be expected for such a prestigious post, Wilson learned of her appointment directly from Premier Brad Wall.
“He asked me if I would take on these additional duties and of course I said yes,” she said.
My role will be to report directly to the premier with duties related to diplomatic engagement and protocol and the office of the lieutenant-governor. MLA Nadine Wilson
“I was very happy to receive this (title) and I think it’ll be a very interesting and rewarding position,” she added.
Another area politician, Prince Albert Northcote MLA Victoria Jurgens, was named legislative secretary to the Minister of Government Relations for northern Saskatchewan as part of the cabinet shuffle announcement.
Including the premier, the total number of cabinet ministers has held steady at 18 since Wall ascended to office in 2007.