22 June 2009

Darrell Dexter’s Dipper Dozen

new-cabinet-prev Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter’s cabinet comprises a mere 12 members including himself.

Interestingly, the news release is written in the style of what has come to be called a “social media” release.

The new cabinet includes 38.7% of the government caucus and only 23% of the members of the legislature.

Wonder what the comparative numbers for Newfoundland and Labrador would be?

43% and 39.5%.

There are 19 members in the current Newfoundland and Labrador cabinet, including the Premier.  Notice that the Premier is not included in the list of cabinet members even though he is President of the Executive Council.

There are 44 Progressive Conservatives in a legislature of 48 seats.

The new Nova Scotia cabinet is considerably leaner than any cabinet in Newfoundland and Labrador in the past 40 years or so.