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Alberta Premier Notley's First Cabinet Meeting Today

05/27/2015 04:00 EDT | Updated 05/27/2016 05:59 EDT
CALGARY - New Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is to hold her first cabinet meeting in Calgary today.

Notley and 11 other New Democrats who make up the 12-member cabinet were sworn in at the Alberta legislature on Sunday.

With the ministers picked, the hard work begins.

The legislature is to resume sitting June 11 to choose a Speaker and a throne speech is planned four days later.

That's to be followed by the introduction of several bills before the house rises for the summer.

The New Democrats aren't planning to table a full budget until the fall.

Political analysts are saying Notley and her cabinet have to manage big expectations and identify priorities.

The NDP promised during the campaign to increase the minimum wage, conduct an oil royalties review, fund education with thousands of new students coming in and still balance the budget by 2018-19.

The cabinet includes the four NDP incumbents from the last legislature session plus eight newcomers.

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