NEWS
10/22/2015 08:40 EDT | Updated 10/22/2016 01:12 EDT

Alberta government focuses on economic diversification in cabinet shuffle

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is signalling her government wants to  focus on economic diversification and job growth by creating a new ministry.

Deron Bilous will service as the minister for Economic Development and Trade.

Danielle Larivee takes over his previous responsibilities as minister of municipal affairs and minister of Service Alberta.

Larivee is the member for Lesser Slave Lake and Bilous represents Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview.

The mini-shuffle expands Notley's cabinet by one.

Notley has said in the past that Alberta must wean itself from its reliance on oil and natural gas as the main sources of revenue in the province.