On Thursday October 20, 2011, Premier Dalton McGuinty unveiled
his new cabinet. The Premier has made it clear that the
government's key priority is bolstering the province's
economy, and he has chosen experienced cabinet ministers to assume
key portfolios toward that end. Some key Ministries have been
combined and the overall number of cabinet positions has been
reduced from 28 to 22.
In order to reduce the size of Cabinet, the Premier has combined
The separate Ministries of Transportation and Infrastructure
are now under one Minister.
Research and Innovation and Economic Development and Trade is
now the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation.
The Ministry of Revenue has been folded back into Finance.
The Ministry of Health Promotion has been absorbed into the
Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
OTHER KEY POSITIONS
The Premier now takes over as the Minister of Intergovernmental
Relations. This comes at a time when negotiations with the federal
government over various policy issues are becoming increasingly
vital for Ontario. For example, the Premier has said that he wants
a new 10 year Health Care Accord among the provinces, territories
and federal government. In addition, the Premier wants the federal
government to reform the Employment Insurance Program to ensure
Ontario's businesses and workers are treated fairly.
John Milloy, the new Minister of Community and Social Services
also becomes the House Leader. This role is critical since House
Leaders lead the day to day discussions with the opposition parties
to ensure the governing party can move its legislative agenda
Premier, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
Minister of the Environment
Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Chair of Cabinet
Minister of Finance, Deputy Premier
Minister of Energy
Minister of Community Safety & Correctional Services,
Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs
Minister of Government Services
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Minister of
Minister of Tourism and Culture
Minister of Natural Resources
Minister of Economic Development and Innovation
Minister of Health and Long Term Care
Minister of Community and Social Services, Government House
Minister of Consumer Services
Minister of Education, Minister of Women's Issues
Minister of Labour, Minister Responsible for Seniors
Minister of Children and Youth Services
Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
Minister of Transportation, Minister of Infrastructure
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
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