Diana Whalen will take a brief leave from her cabinet duties as justice minister and attorney general, and deputy premier, after being hospitalized on Monday, Dec. 5.
Ms. Whalen is expected to make a full recovery.
“We wish Diana well and hope she makes a speedy recovery,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “She is a valuable member of the team and we are looking forward to having her back as soon as possible.”
While Ms. Whalen is on leave, Energy Minister Michel Samson will be the acting justice minister and attorney general, and deputy premier.