Alberta Premier Announces New Cabinet

October 21, 2022 | Category: Government Updates

Edmonton, AB—Alberta Premier Danielle Smith announced her new cabinet today, with a focus on ensuring Albertans’ interests and priorities are well represented. The Hon. Devin Dreeshen has been appointed Minister of Transportation and Economic Corridors.

Minister Dreeshen served as Minister of Agriculture and Forestry from 2019-2021. He has represented the electoral district of Innisfail-Sylvan Lake since winning a by-election in July 2018.

“I will use this position to improve the everyday quality of life for Albertans; and to improve trade links for our energy, agriculture, and manufactured goods around the world,” Hon. Devin Dreeshen tweeted following the announcement.

WESTAC looks forward to continuing its work with Minister Dreeshen and the Government of Alberta.

Another notable appointment has Hon. Rajan Sawhney as Minister of Trade, Immigration and Multiculturalism.

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Hon. Devin Dreeshen Biography

Minister Dreeshen was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in a by-election on July 12, 2018 as the MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake. He was re-elected on April 16, 2019.

Dreeshen is a fifth-generation local farm owner and Albertan. Farming near Pine Lake, he has a long record of community service. He is a former director of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, a former board member on the Crossroads Agricultural Society, and a volunteer at the Pine Lake Country Fair. During his time in Ottawa where he was a policy advisor to Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz from 2008 to 2015, he advocated for Canadian agriculture trade, improved rural infrastructure support, and led the effort to end the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly.

Devin Dreeshen will be sworn in as Minister of Transportation and Economic Corridors on October 24, 2022. He previously served as Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.



The Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC) is a council of organizations in the transportation sector represented by senior decision-makers. WESTAC’s members span all aspects of freight transportation in Canada. They include carriers and logistics providers, ports and terminals, shippers, labour unions, and three levels of government. Members represent a significant share of the western Canadian economy. We focus on critical issues that affect Western Canada’s freight transportation network to ensure that it is safe, efficient, reliable, and competitive.