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Doug Ford and Cabinet Sworn-in

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#LSN_News  Ontario Cabinet sworn-in

TORONTO, ONTARIO   —   June 30, 2018  (LSN) Doug Ford   joined thousands of people on the front steps of Ontario's legislature as Ontario's first ever Government for the People is sworn-in.

"I will never forget why I'm here: to work for the people of Ontario," said Ford. "I promised the people that I would help make our great province the best place in North America when it comes to business, creating jobs and raising a family. And I am going to keep my promise."

The Premier-Designate has met with The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to present his recommendations for appointments to Ontario's Executive Council. 

The new Government for the People was be sworn-in and affirmed in a public ceremony on the front steps of the Legislative Building at Queen's Park. 

The new ministers are as follows:

  • Peter Bethlenfalvy - President of the Treasury Board
  • Raymond Cho - Minister for Seniors and Accessibility
  • Steve Clark - Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • Christine Elliott - Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Deputy Premier
  • Victor Fedeli - Minister of Finance and Chair of Cabinet
  • Doug Ford - Premier and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Merrilee Fullerton - Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • Ernie Hardeman - Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Sylvia Jones - Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
  • Lisa MacLeod - Minister of Children, Community and Social Services and Minister Responsible for Women's Issues
  • Monte McNaughton - Minister of Infrastructure
  • Caroline Mulroney - Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs
  • Rod Phillips - Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
  • Greg Rickford - Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs
  • Laurie Scott - Minister of Labour
  • Todd Smith - Minister of Government and Consumer Services, and Government House Leader
  • Lisa Thompson - Minister of Education
  • Michael Tibollo - Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
  • Jim Wilson - Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
  • John Yakabuski - Minister of Transportation
  • Jeff Yurek - Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

"We have an all-star team that's ready right now to give the people of Ontario the kind of leadership and direction they deserve," said Ford. "For too long, the people of Ontario have worked more and paid more, but gotten less. Those days are over. Help is here."

 

Premier Doug Ford today announced Parliamentary Assistants each of whom will hold special responsibilities as part of Ontario's Government for the People.

"We are fortunate to have an all-star government caucus team who have the talent and experience necessary to deliver real results for the people," said Ford. "Our Parliamentary Assistants will each hold key accountabilities to ensure we deliver on the commitments we made to people, families and businesses across Ontario."

The Parliamentary Assistant accountabilities are as follows:

  • Robert Bailey - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Government and Consumer Services
  • Toby Barrett - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Paul Calandra - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (Energy)
  • Stan Cho - Parliamentary Assistant to the President of the Treasury Board
  • Doug Downey - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance
  • Amy Fee - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children, Community, and Social Services (Children and Autism)
  • Christine Hogarth - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (Housing)
  • Belinda Karahalios - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children, Community, and Social Services (Community and Social Services)
  • Vincent Ke - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
  • Andrea Khanjin - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
  • Stephen Lecce - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure
  • Robin Martin - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (Health)
  • Gila Martow - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour
  • Jim McDonell - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (Municipal Affairs)
  • Norm Miller - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Sam Oosterhoff - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education
  • Lindsey Park - Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General
  • Michael Parsa - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (Small Business)
  • Randy Pettapiece - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
  • David Piccini - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • Ross Romano - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (Northern Development and Mines) and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Indigenous Affairs
  • Prabmeet Sarkaria - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
  • Amanda Simard - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs
  • Donna Skelly - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade (Trade)
  • Kinga Surma - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation
  • Effie Triantafilopoulos - Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (Long-Term Care)

Parliamentary Assistants support ministers with legislative and committee matters, including special projects and assignments that require dedicated leadership. They also play a key role in building relationships and communicating government initiatives across the province.

"We have the right team and the right plan in place to deliver on our commitments to put more money in your pocket, clean up the hydro mess, protect and create good jobs, restore accountability, and cut hospital wait times across Ontario," said Ford. "Today our message to everyone in Ontario is clear: Help is here."

 It's been almost two decades since a Progressive Conservative leader was elected with a majority mandate and took the oath of office as premier of Ontario. In 1999, it was Mike Harris. Today, it was Doug Ford, who campaigned as his slogan said: "for the people." Now, with his cabinet sworn in earlier today, and the first strands of policy in view, The Agenda discusses what's in store for Ontarians.

 

                       

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