June 2021
Premier Ford Announces Cabinet Shuffle

2021-06-18 3:39:19 PM


Today Premier Ford announced changes to Ontario’s Cabinet.  

Of particular interest to AMCTO and our members, Minister Clark will be keeping his portfolio as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Minister Dunlop, who was leading the Code of Conduct Consultations becomes the Minister of Colleges and Universities, and MPP Jane McKenna becomes the Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues.  

Most other Ministers with portfolios relevant to the broader municipal sector, such as Health, Attorney General, Solicitor General, Labour and Transportation, remain unchanged. 

The full list of changes is below:  

  • Jill Dunlop, MPP for Simcoe North, becomes Minister of Colleges and Universities. 

  • Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, MPP for Kanata-Carleton, becomes Minister of Children, Community and Social Services; 

  • Parm Gill, MPP for Milton, becomes Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism. 

  • Rod Phillips, MPP for Ajax, becomes Minister of Long-Term Care; 

  • Dave Piccini, MPP for Northumberland-Peterborough South, becomes Minister of Environment. 

  • Greg Rickford, MPP for Kenora-Rainy River, assumes a merged role as Minister of Northern Development, Mining, Natural Resources and Forestry, as well as Indigenous Affairs. This new northern and economic focused ministry will enhance development potential and sustainability in the North. Energy will transfer to a new separate ministry; 

  • Todd Smith, MPP for Bay of Quinte, becomes Minister of Energy; 

  • Ross Romano, MPP for Sault Ste. Marie, becomes Minister of Government and Consumer Services; 

  • Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria, MPP for Brampton South, becomes President of the Treasury Board. 

  • Kinga Surma, MPP for Etobicoke Centre, becomes Minister of Infrastructure; 

  • Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron Bruce, becomes Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; 

  • Stan Cho, MPP for Willowdale, becomes Associate Minister of Transportation, reporting to Minister Mulroney; 

  • Jane McKenna, MPP for Burlington, becomes Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues, reporting to Minister Fullerton; 

  • Nina Tangri, MPP for Mississauga Streetsville, becomes Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape, reporting to Minister Fedeli; and 

  • Kaleed Rasheed, MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville, becomes Associate Minister of Digital Government, reporting to Minister Bethlenfalvy. 

Premier Ford Announces Changes to Cabinet 

Ontario Government’s Full Cabinet 


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