Wynne shuffles cabinet

Major shuffle includes two new members

Now that Linda Jeffrey has resigned, the premier decided to do a major cabinet shuffle, moving around some of her key people.

Thunder Bay MPP Bill Mauro takes over the Municipal Affairs portfolio from Jeffrey. He's one of two new members of cabinet, the other being Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn who's now in charge of labour.

That moves Yasir Naqvi to Community Safety and Correctional services. The woman who used to hold that post - Madeleine Meilleur - is now Attorney General.

She takes over for outgoing MPP John Gerretsen, who is now a minister without portfolio and cabinet chair.

Premier Kathleen Wynne says she believes they will do very well in their posts.

Wynne maintains moving Flynn and Mauro to cabinet wasn't a political move to get votes.

On why she didn't take the opportunity to shrink cabinet, Wynne points to many portfolios needing one minister to properly oversee issues.

Progressive Conservative MPP Lisa MacLeod questioned why Wynne didn't shuffle out Health Minister Deb Matthews or Minister responsible for Pan Am Michael Chan, given they were both involved in scandal.

NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh says he's disappointed that there are no new female faces on cabinet. He also believes it was a political move to save certain seats.

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  1. Gary posted on 03/25/2014 04:29 PM
    Like shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic..!
    1. Frankie posted on 03/25/2014 04:40 PM
      @Gary Exactly, with us as the passengers and the Liberals steering us right into a glacier.
  2. Mark posted on 03/25/2014 08:51 PM
    Like a leash free dog park littered with dog shit, it does not matter where the crap is, it's nasty and you need to watch every step you take.
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