Premier Doug Ford has unveiled his new cabinet with a team that plans on delivering on the government’s ambitious agenda to build the infrastructure necessary to unlock the full potential of the province’s economy.
“With big challenges ahead, including an uncertain global economic climate, now is the time for unity and working together,” Ford said. “Our government will be relentless in delivering on our ambitious plan to grow our economy and build infrastructure as we leave no stone unturned when it comes to solving the historic labour shortage.”
Three area MPPS will continue in their current roles. Stephen Lecce continues as Education Minister, Caroline Mulroney as Transportation Minister and Paul Calandra stays on as Minister of Long-Term Care, Minister of Legislative Affairs and Government House Leader.
Christine Elliott chose not to run in the last election. She has been replaced by Sylvia Jones who has been named Deputy Premier and Minister of Health.
Peter Bethlenfalvy stays on as Minister of Finance and Doug Downey was named Attorney General.
The other ministers and associate ministers announced were:
- Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility
- Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
- Doug Downey, Attorney General
- Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities
- Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, with an additional mandate for small business
- Michael Ford, Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism
- Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services
- Parm Gill, Minister of Red Tape Reduction
- Michael Kerzner, Solicitor General
- Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
- Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development
- David Piccini, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
- Graydon Smith, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
- George Pirie, Minister of Mines, with a mandate to develop the Ring of Fire
- Kaleed Rasheed, Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery
- Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development and Minister of Indigenous Affairs
- Prabmeet Sarkaria, President of the Treasury Board, with an expanded mandate for emergency management and procurement, including Supply Ontario
- Todd Smith, Minister of Energy
- Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure, with an additional mandate for government real estate
- Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
- Stan Cho, Associate Minister of Transportation
- Michael Parsa, Associate Minister of Housing
- Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions
- Charmaine Williams, Associate Minister of Women’s Social and Economic Opportunity
Photo: Premier Doug Ford unveils his new cabinet.