Premier-designate Kathleen Wynne will be sworn in Monday afternoon at Queen’s Park as Ontario’s 25th premier.
Wynne spent Sunday making calls and finalizing her new cabinet.
“Gender balance, you want some diversity in terms of minority groups, you’ve got urban and rural to balance. You just can’t have a cabinet of just people from the GTA,” Wiseman said Wynne would be considering when choosing her cabinet.
One of the high profile positions available is Finance Minister after Dwight Duncan announced he was resigning last week.
There are a few names being tossed around for that job, including Deb Matthews, according to Nelson Wiseman, professor of political science at University of Toronto.
“I wouldn’t be surprised, when you put it that way, if Charles Sousa ends up in finance,” said Wiseman.
Sousa was one of Wynne’s competitors in the leadership race.
Wiseman also expects fellow leadership contenders Eric Hoskins and Glen Murray will remain in cabinet.
Wynne plans to have the Ontario Legislature resume sitting on Feb. 19.