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Doug Ford names his first cabinet

Ford’s team is styled as the ‘first-ever government for the people’

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Doug Ford named 20 of his MPPs to cabinet the same morning he was sworn in as Ontario premier at Queen’s Park. The group is styled as the province’s “first-ever government for the people,” a riff on the Progressive Conservative campaign slogan.

A news release quoted Ford as saying: “I will never forget why I’m here: to work for the people of Ontario. 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.”

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This is the cabinet, in which Ford himself will serve as minister of intergovernmental affairs along with 20 colleagues. It includes seven women, and longtime MPPs like Christine Elliott, Vic Fedeli, Lisa MacLeod, Monte McNaughton, Laurie Scott, Jim Wilson and John Yakabuski. Greg Rickford, a former federal natural resources minister, will serve a similar role. And star candidates-turned-Queen’s Park rookies Caroline Mulroney and Rod Phillips also got nods in important portfolios.

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
Vic 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

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Later in the day, Ford announced the parliamentary assistants to cabinet ministers:

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)