TORONTO – There are ten newcomers in Premier Kathleen Wynne’s 27-member cabinet, including Guelph’s Liz Sandals who takes on the politically sensitive education portfolio.
Other new ministers include:
- Peterborough’s Jeff Leal in the new Ministry of Rural Affairs
- Sudbury’s David Orazietti becomes Minister of Natural Resources
- David Zimmer of Toronto takes on the stand alone Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
- Rezi Moridi of Richmond Hill is the Minister of Research and Innovation
- Ottawa’s Yasir Naqvi, the Liberal party president, is also Minister of Labour
- Toronto’s Michael Coteau becomes Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
- Tracy MacCharles of Scarborough is Minister of Consumer Services
- Windsor’s Teresa Piruzza is Minister of Children and Youth Services
- Toronto’s Mario Sergio becomes Minister Responsible for Seniors.
Liberal cabinet ministers moved to other positions by Wynne include:
- Premier Wynne herself as Agriculture Minister
- Charles Sousa as Finance Minister
- Ottawa’s Bob Chiraelli takes on Energy
- Brad Duguid leaves energy to become Minister of Training, colleges and Universities
- Laurel Broten from education to Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
- Hamilton’s Ted McMeekin moves from agriculture to Community and Social Services
- Linda Jeffrey takes on Municipal Affairs and Housing and is Chair of cabinet
- Eric Hoskins moves to Economic Development, Trade and Employment
- Glen Murray becomes Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation
- Michael Gravelle moves to Northern Development and Mines.
Ministers staying in their same positions include:
- Health Minister Deb Matthews, who also becomes Deputy Premier.
- Environment Minister Jim Bradley
- Attorney General John Gerretsen
- Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Madeleine Meilleur, also responsible for Francophone Affairs
- Government services Minister Harinder Takhar
- Government House Leader John Milloy
- Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Michael Chan