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MPP Todd Smith shuffled to education in premier’s new cabinet

MPP Todd Smith

Premier Doug Ford unveiled his renewed cabinet team Thursday afternoon after meeting with ministers at Queen’s Park.

Notably, Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith and Stephen Lecce have swapped roles, with Smith taking over as the new minister of education while Lecce takes over the energy and electrification portfolio.
Ford and Lt.-Gov. Edith Dumont swore in the cabinet in a closed ceremony.
The legislature rose a week early with MPPs sent back to their ridings for an extended summer break.
Cabinet now includes the following ministers:
    Premier Doug Ford remains Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
    Sylvia Jones remains Deputy Premier and Minister of Health
    Peter Bethlenfalvy remains Minister of Finance
    Paul Calandra remains Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
    Raymond Cho remains Minister of Seniors and Accessibility
    Stan Cho becomes Minister of Tourism, Culture and Gaming, with responsibility for OLG
    Doug Downey remains Attorney General
    Jill Dunlop remains Minister of Colleges and Universities
    Vic Fedeli remains Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
    Rob Flack becomes Minister of Farming, Agriculture and Agribusiness
    Michael Ford remains Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism
    Mike Harris becomes Minister of Red Tape Reduction
    Michael Kerzner remains Solicitor General
    Andrea Khanjin remains Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks
    Natalia Kusendova-Bashta becomes Minister of Long-Term Care
    Stephen Lecce becomes Minister of Energy and Electrification
    Neil Lumsden becomes Minister of Sport
    Todd McCarthy becomes Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery and Procurement, with responsibility for Supply Ontario
    Caroline Mulroney remains President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Francophone Affairs
    Michael Parsa remains Minister of Children, Community and Social Services
    David Piccini remains Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development
    George Pirie remains Minister of Mines
    Greg Rickford becomes Minister of Indigenous Affairs and First Nations Economic Reconciliation and remains Minister of Northern Development
    Prabmeet Sarkaria remains Minister of Transportation
    Todd Smith becomes Minister of Education
    Graydon Smith becomes Minister of Natural Resources
    Kinga Surma remains Minister of Infrastructure
    Lisa Thompson becomes Minister of Rural Affairs
    Stephen Crawford becomes Associate Minister of Mines as part of the Ministry of Mines
    Trevor Jones becomes Associate Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Response as part of Treasury Board Secretariat
    Sam Oosterhoff becomes Associate Minister of Energy-Intensive Industries as part of the Ministry of Energy and Electrification
    Nolan Quinn becomes Associate Minister of Forestry as part of the Ministry of Natural Resources
    Nina Tangri remains Associate Minister of Small Business as part of the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
    Vijay Thanigasalam becomes Associate Minister of Housing as part of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
    Michael Tibollo remains Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions as part of the Ministry of Health
    Charmaine Williams remains Associate Minister of Women’s Social and Economic Opportunity as part of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
In addition, outside of Cabinet, Steve Clark has been appointed Government House Leader.

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