Ontario Cabinet Shuffle

Jun 18, 2021

Friday, June 18 Update
Ontario Cabinet Shuffle
The Honourable Lisa MacLeod to remain Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries
Today, Ontario's government made changes to representatives of Cabinet, assigning new Ministerial roles to MPPs: 

·         Jill Dunlop, MPP for Simcoe North, becomes Minister of Colleges and Universities.
·         Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, MPP for Kanata-Carleton, becomes Minister of Children, Community and Social Services.
·         Parm Gill, MPP for Milton, becomes Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism.
·         Rod Phillips, MPP for Ajax, becomes Minister of Long-Term Care.
·         Dave Piccini, MPP for Northumberland-Peterborough South, becomes Minister of Environment.
·         Greg Rickford, MPP for Kenora-Rainy River, assumes a merged role as Minister of Northern Development, Mining, Natural Resources and Forestry, as well as Indigenous Affairs. This new northern and economic focused ministry will enhance development potential and sustainability in the North. Energy will transfer to a new separate ministry.
·         Todd Smith, MPP for Bay of Quinte, becomes Minister of Energy.
·         Ross Romano, MPP for Sault Ste. Marie, becomes Minister of Government and Consumer Services.
·         Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria, MPP for Brampton South, becomes President of the Treasury Board.
·         Kinga Surma, MPP for Etobicoke Centre, becomes Minister of Infrastructure.
·         Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron Bruce, becomes Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
·         Stan Cho, MPP for Willowdale, becomes Associate Minister of Transportation, reporting to Minister Mulroney.
·         Jane McKenna, MPP for Burlington, becomes Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues, reporting to Minister Fullerton.
·         Nina Tangri, MPP for Mississauga Streetsville, becomes Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape, reporting to Minister Fedeli.
·         Kaleed Rasheed, MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville, becomes Associate Minister of Digital Government, reporting to Minister Bethlenfalvy.
·         Jeff Yurek, MPP for Elgin—Middlesex—London, will no longer hold a Ministerial Office (formerly Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks)
·         Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford, will no longer hold a Ministerial Office (formerly Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs)
·         Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, will no longer hold a Ministerial Office (formerly Minister of Infrastucture)
·         John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, will no longer hold a Ministerial Office (formerly Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry)
Media Coverage
U.S.- Canada Border Closure Extended to July 21
More details expected on Monday, June 21
Canada's federal minister of public safety, Bill Blair, announced an extension to the border closure via Twitter today: 

"Our number one priority as we fight #COVID19 is keeping Canadians safe. In coordination with the U.S., we are extending restrictions on non-essential international travel and with the United States until July 21st, 2021."

"As we have said, the government is planning measures for fully vaccinated Canadians, Permanent Residents, and others who are currently permitted to enter Canada and will provide further details on Monday, June 21."
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