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Incoming Ontario Premier Doug Ford sits with members of his cabinet prior to being sworn in during a ceremony at Queen's Park in Toronto on Friday, June 29, 2018. [Source: CP24)

This page is an overview of Premier Doug Ford’s newly sworn-in Ontario cabinet. As each cabinet member’s mandate becomes available, please check back to view how their portfolio impacts First Nations in Ontario. Below you will find each cabinet member, the ministry or portfolio for which they are responsible, their broad mandate, and key highlights from their mandate letters which impact First Nations, as they become available.

Premier Ford’s cabinet, including himself, has 21 members, significantly smaller than the 29 in former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne’s cabinet before her government was defeated on June 7th. There are a number of structural changes to be noted.

On Friday, June 29, 2018,  the Premier-Designate has met with The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to present his recommendations for appointments to Ontario’s Executive Council.

The new Government for the People was sworn-in and affirmed in a public ceremony on the front steps of the Legislative Building at Queen’s Park.

“We have an all-star team that’s ready right now to give the people of Ontario the kind of leadership and direction they deserve,” said Ford. “For too long, the people of Ontario have worked more and paid more, but gotten less. Those days are over. Help is here.” – Premier Doug Ford, June 29, 2018

The new ministers are as follows:

Premier Doug Ford also announced the Parliamentary Assistants each of whom will hold special responsibilities as part of Ontario’s Government for the People.

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. For complete list, please click here.








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