Jun 20

Premier Ford Announces Changes to His Cabinet

Premier Ford announced changes to his cabinet to build on the priorities . A renewed Executive Council also includes the addition of one new ministry as well as five new associate ministers.

• Premier and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs – Doug Ford
• Deputy Premier and Minister of Health – Christine Elliott
• Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions – Michael Tibollo
• Minister of Long-Term Care – Merrilee Fullerton
• Minister of Finance – Rod Phillips
• Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and Chair of Cabinet – Vic Fedeli
• Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction – Prabmeet Sarkaria
• Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing – Steve Clark
• Solicitor General – Sylvia Jones
• Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks – Jeff Yurek
• Minister of Children, Community and Social Services – Todd Smith
• Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues – Jill Dunlop
• Minister of Labour – Monte McNaughton
• Attorney General – Doug Downey
• Minister of Transportation and Minister of Francophone Affairs – Caroline Mulroney
• Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA) – Kinga Surma
• Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities – Ross Romano
• Minister of Education – Stephen Lecce
• President of the Treasury Board – Peter Bethlenfalvy
• Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry – John Yakabuski
• Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs – Greg Rickford
• Associate Minister of Energy – Bill Walker
• Minister for Seniors and Accessibility – Raymond Cho
• Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – Ernie Hardeman
• Minister of Infrastructure – Laurie Scott
• Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport – Lisa MacLeod
• Minister of Government and Consumer Services – Lisa Thompson
• Government House Leader – Paul Calandra

Parliamentary Assistants will each hold key accountabilities to support the renewed Cabinet announced last week. Working hand-in-hand with Ministers, the Parliamentary Assistants will support the government on delivering results to the people of Ontario.

The Parliamentary Assistant accountabilities are as follows:

  • Will Bouma – Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier
  • Lindsey Park – Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General
  • Toby Barrett – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (Agriculture and Food)
  • Randy Pettapiece – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (Rural Affairs)
  • Amy Fee – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services (Children and Autism) and Deputy House Leader
  • Jeremy Roberts – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services (Community and Social Services)
  • Nina Tangri – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (Economic Development)
  • Donna Skelly – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (Job Creation and Trade)
  • Sam Oosterhoff – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education
  • David Smith – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Indigenous Affairs
  • Andrea Khanjin – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
  • Stan Cho – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance
  • Gila Martow – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Francophone Affairs
  • Robert Bailey – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Government and Consumer Services
  • Robin Martin – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health
  • Mike Harris – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Stephen Crawford – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure
  • Norm Miller – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Jane McKenna – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour
  • Effie Triantafilopoulos – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Long-Term Care
  • Jim McDonell – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (Municipal Affairs)
  • Parm Gill – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (Housing)
  • Daisy Wai – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility
  • Christine Hogarth – Parliamentary Assistant to the Solicitor General (Community Safety)
  • Belinda Karahalios – Parliamentary Assistant to the Solicitor General (Correctional Services)
  • Vincent Ke – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport (Culture and Sport)
  • Billy Pang – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport (Tourism)
  • David Piccini – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • Vijay Thanigasalam – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation
  • Michael Parsa – Parliamentary Assistant to the President of the Treasury Board
  • Rudy Cuzzetto – Parliamentary Assistant to the President of the Treasury Board (Internal Audit)

Parliamentary Assistants support Ministers with legislative and committee matters, including special projects and assignments that require dedicated leadership. They also play a key role in building relationships and communicating government initiatives across the province.