Premier Doug Ford swore in his new cabinet today, June 29th, and among those holding a prominent portfolio is Huron Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson, who will hold the position of Minister of Education.
This is Thompson’s third term elected as MPP and she has been a strong advocate for rural schools.
Among the other 21-person cabinet, is Christine Elliott who ran against Ford as leader. She will be Deputy Premier and also hold the Ministry of Health portfolio.
The 21-person cabinet, including Ford, was sworn in at a Queen’s Park ceremony on Friday and includes:
- Doug Ford, Premier and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
- Christine Elliott, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Deputy Premier
- Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board
- Raymond Cho, Minister of Seniors and Accessibility
- Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
- Vic Fedeli, Minister of Finance and Chair of Cabinet
- Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
- Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
- Sylvia Jones, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
- Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services and Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues
- Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure
- Caroline Mulroney, Attorney-General and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs
- Rod Phillips, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
- Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs
- Laurie Scott, Minister of Labour Todd Smith, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, and Government House Leader
- Lisa Thompson, Minister of Education
- Michael Tibollo, Minister of Community, Safety and Correctional Services
- Jim Wilson, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
- John Yakabuski, Minister of Transportation
- Jeff Yurek, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry