Premier Kathleen Wynne has unveiled her new cabinet to put a fresh face on her government.
Wynne says she created a strong team that she trusts to help create jobs and growth.
40 per cent of the new executive council are women bringing gender parity to cabinet.
At the halfway mark of the government’s mandate, Premier Wynne has chosen a strong team to implement her government’s ambitious, activist agenda.
The cabinet named today at Queen’s Park represents continuity in several key portfolios, ten ministers taking on new roles and seven new members.
Wynne has also created new ministries to implement key parts of the Liberal agenda.
Glenn Thibault is Ontario’s new energy minister; Eleanor McMahon is the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport; Kathryn McGarry is the new Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry; Marie-France Lalonde is the Minister of Consumer Services; and Indira Naidoo-Harris is the new associate minister of finance responsible for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan.
Mitzie Hunter will become Ontario’s new Minister of Education, replacing Liz Sandals.
Sandals will now become president of the Treasury Board.
Michael Chan moves from Citizenship and Immigration to the new Ministry of International Trade, while Yasir Naqvi will become attorney general.
Laura Albanese becomes Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, focusing on the province’s immigration strategy and refugee resettlement program.