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McGuinty to merge higher ed and innovation ministers

Milloy will now be doing double duty

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The Canadian Press is reporting that Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty will be shuffling his cabinet following the resignation of a key minister who left to lead Toronto’s economic development agency.

Current Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities John Milloy will remain in his portfolio and be promoted to double duty as Minister of Research and Innovation.

This is a positive move by the Premier’s office, especially due to the overlap in infrastructure funding for universities between the two ministries.

I hope Milloy gains some of the staff from the present minister of research and innovation. That Minister’s office has been well-run during the past two years.

Milloy is one of the more talented members of the Executive Council and is more than capable of managing both portfolios.