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Interlake MLA joins major financial oversight committee of government
Arborg – Interlake MLA Derek Johnson has been appointed by Premier Brian Pallister to serve as a member of Treasury Board, the main financial oversight committee of the Government of Manitoba.
“I am honoured to serve as a member of Treasury Board,” said Johnson. “The fiscal situation we inherited from the previous NDP government presents a very real challenge. I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure we meet the targets that will get our fiscal house in order while protecting the front-line services Manitobans depend on.”
Johnson is one of two non-cabinet members of Treasury Board, joining Brandon West MLA Reg Helwer and Ministers Cameron Friesen, Scott Fielding, Heather Stefanson, Cliff Cullen, Eileen Clarke and Jeff Wharton.
In addition to his appointment to Treasury Board, Johnson remains in his role as Legislative Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure.