NEWS
 
UPDATE: SOURCES: Changes being made to provincial cabinet
Some MPPs will keep their portfolios, but premier Kathleen Wynne has made some changes.
34 0

As ministers and MPPs prepare to be sworn in on Tuesday, Newstalk 1010 has learned that changes are being made to the provincial cabinet.

A well-placed source says the Liberal government is focusing on putting an emphasis on the government's priorities.

Transportation is being made into its own ministry and goes to a new face to cabinet, Steven Del Duca. Infrastructure will merge with Economic Development.

There will be a new Associate Minister of Finance superficially in charge of an Ontario-based pension plan. It goes to another cabinet rookie - Mitzie Hunter.

Deb Matthews will remain as deputy premier but she will move to head up the Treasury Board. Dr. Eric Hoskins is expected to take on her role as health minister.

Michael Coteau and Michael Chan are expected to swap roles - Coteau in charge of Tourism, Culture and Sport, as well as Pan Am. Chan would be Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

The premier will no longer be Agriculture Minister, which gets lumped into Rural Affairs.

Some of the portfolios that will remain the same: Charles Sousa will still be Finance Minister, Liz Sandals will be Education Minister, and Bob Chiarelli will stay on at Energy.

Kevin Flynn will stay on as Labour Minister and Yasir Naqvi will continue to be Minister of Community Safety and Correctional services.

Glen Murray will stay in cabinet but in a new role.

Categories:

DON'T MISS

TED RADIO HOUR

Welcome to TED Radio Hour hosted by Guy Raz, Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 7pm

 
34 0

As ministers and MPPs prepare to be sworn in on Tuesday, Newstalk 1010 has learned that changes are being made to the provincial cabinet.

A well-placed source says the Liberal government is focusing on putting an emphasis on the government's priorities.

Transportation is being made into its own ministry and goes to a new face to cabinet, Steven Del Duca. Infrastructure will merge with Economic Development.

There will be a new Associate Minister of Finance superficially in charge of an Ontario-based pension plan. It goes to another cabinet rookie - Mitzie Hunter.

Deb Matthews will remain as deputy premier but she will move to head up the Treasury Board. Dr. Eric Hoskins is expected to take on her role as health minister.

Michael Coteau and Michael Chan are expected to swap roles - Coteau in charge of Tourism, Culture and Sport, as well as Pan Am. Chan would be Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

The premier will no longer be Agriculture Minister, which gets lumped into Rural Affairs.

Some of the portfolios that will remain the same: Charles Sousa will still be Finance Minister, Liz Sandals will be Education Minister, and Bob Chiarelli will stay on at Energy.

Kevin Flynn will stay on as Labour Minister and Yasir Naqvi will continue to be Minister of Community Safety and Correctional services.

Glen Murray will stay in cabinet but in a new role.

Top stories

Peel Police won't release much information