Ontario Cabinet Shuffle

  • January 12, 2017

Earlier today, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynn announced new updates to the provincial cabinet. She named Marie-France Lalonde as the new Community Safety and Corrections Minister – a position that became vacant following David Orazietti’s recent departure. Lalonde will also continue to serve as the Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs.

With Lalonde’s move to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Tracy MacCharles has been named the new Minister of Government and Consumer Services.  MacCharles also retains her role as Minister Responsible for Accessibility.

Other changes to cabinet include:

  • Jeff Leal as Minister Responsible for Small Business (also continuing his role as Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs)
  • Indira Naidoo-Harris as Minister of Women’s Issues
  • Dipika Damerla appointed as Minister of Seniors Affairs (leading a new standalone ministry)

The Ontario Legislature will resume on February 21, 2017. For the OBA’s most recent summary of legislative activities, view the latest OBA’s Legislative Update.