Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn has been appointed as minister of infrastructure and transportation and minister responsible for emergency measures. He replaces Steve Ashton, who has resigned from cabinet to run for NDP leader at a convention in March.
Kostyshyn will also remain minister of agriculture, food and rural development, a post he has held since Jan. 13, 2012.
He was elected as the member of the legislative assembly for Swan River on Oct. 4, 2011. Prior to that, he had served as reeve of the RM of Mossey River and on council for two decades, and he also served on various boards including the Association of Manitoba Municipalities, Manitoba Conservation Commission, Intermountain Conservation District, Ethelbert District Veterinary Board, and Farm Stewardship Association of Manitoba.