Redford picks her new team

With shocking disregard for Trekkies everywhere Premier Alison Redford has appointed a man named Khan to be in charge of Enterprise but at least she didn’t put Ken Hughes in charge of health.

The premier announced her new cabinet on May 8 shrinking the number of posts to 19 and combining some old faces with the new.

The aforementioned Khan is Stephen Khan now the minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education. Hughes is none other than Ken Hughes the controversial former chair of Alberta Health Services who will be responsible for the all-important Energy portfolio.

Calgary is represented by five ministers plus the premier with former alderman and southeast LRT booster Ric McIver landing the role of Minister of Transportation.

Controversial moves include combining Environment and Sustainable Resource Development under one minister (Diana McQueen). In a press release Brian Mason leader of the provincial NDP says the decision “subordinates the needs of the environment to resource development.”

Other highlights include Doug Horner taking over Treasury Board and Finance Thomas Lukaszuk becoming deputy premier without a portfolio Jeff Johnson taking over Education and Calgary Currie newcomer Christine Cusanelli taking over Tourism Parks and Recreation.