Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart has announced plans to step away from the Ag portfolio as he battles with Cancer.

This is the second time in four years that he has been diagnosed with Cancer.

Stewart was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer and will be undergoing several months of pretty aggressive treatment.

He notes Agriculture is a very important portfolio in this province and given his current circumstances, he didn’t feel like he would be able to give the position the attention it deserved.

He was first elected to the Legislature in 1999 and was appointed Agriculture Minister in 2012.

Stewart will remain as MLA for Lumsden-Morse.

Premier Moe is expected to name a new Agriculture Minister next week.

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