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Dwight Ball's Liberal Government Takes Power In Newfoundland And Labrador

12/14/2015 11:07 EST | Updated 12/14/2016 05:12 EST
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's new Liberal government has officially been sworn in.

Premier Dwight Ball has named a 12-member cabinet of nine men and three women.

Cathy Bennett takes on the all-important finance portfolio and will also be responsible for the Treasury Board and the status of women, while Andrew Parsons is the new justice minister and attorney general.

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Dwight Ball addresses supporters after winning a majority government. (Photo: Andrew Vaughan/CP)

Gerry Byrne is the education minister, Steve Crocker is the minister of fisheries and aquaculture, and John Haggie has been named health minister.

The Liberals won a strong majority, taking 31 of a possible 40 seats in last month's provincial election.

The win ended 12 years of Progressive Conservative government.

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