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Culture Minister Flor Marcelino

Cabinet appointment sets precedent
Flor Marcelino

MANITOBA – In an unprecedented move on November 3, 2009, new Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger gave a vote of confidence to women leaders, making sure that they were well represented in his cabinet. The premier appointed eight women as cabinet ministers to help him govern the province. They make up 42% of his cabinet (8 women out of 19 ministers). Among the women was Flor Marcelino, the MLA from Wellington, who now holds the title of Minister of Culture, Heritage and Tourism and Minister responsible for multiculturalism.