10/11/2011 01:53 EDT | Updated 12/11/2011 05:12 EST

P.E.I. premier names defeated cabinet minister as his chief of staff

CHARLOTTETOWN - A defeated cabinet minister in last week's Prince Edward Island election is Premier Robert Ghiz's new chief of staff.

Allan Campbell will replace outgoing chief of staff Chris LeClair.

Campbell was Ghiz's innovation minister when he lost to Conservative candidate Colin LaVie in Souris-Elmira in the Oct. 3 election.

Ghiz made the appointment today.