Premier announces cabinet changes

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HALIFAX - Premier Darrell Dexter announced changes to the provincial Cabinet this morning.   Graham Steele will become Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism and Nova Scotia Business Incorporated.   Maureen MacDonald will become Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs.   "Both Graham and Maureen will bring strong leadership and experience to their new portfolios," said Premier Dexter. "I am grateful to these trusted colleagues for their willingness to assume these important roles."   Last night Premier Darrell Dexter accepted the resignation from Cabinet of African Nova Scotian Affairs and Economic and Rural Development Minister Percy Paris.

Paris offered his resignation from Cabinet following an incident at the House of Assembly in the afternoon.

Changes to Executive Council are effective immediately.

Organizations: Executive Council

Geographic location: HALIFAX, Nova Scotia

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