Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne unveiled a small cabinet shuﬄe to ﬁll the vacancy left by the departure of former community safety and corrections Minister David Orazietti.
A signiﬁcant change includes naming Dipika Damerla, previously Minister Responsible for Seniors, as Minister of Seniors Aﬀairs, a new standalone ministry.
Outcome of the shuﬄe:
Marie-France Lalonde becomes Minister of Community Safety and Corrections, leaving the Government and Consumer Services portfolio. Lalonde will continue to serve as the Minister Responsible for Francophone Aﬀairs.
Tracy MacCharles becomes Minister of Government and Consumer Services in addition to her role as Minister Responsible for Accessibility.
Jeﬀ Leal was appointed to Minister Responsible for Small Businesses in addition to his role as Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Aﬀairs.
Indira Naidoo-Harris becomes Minister of Women’s Issues in addition to her role as Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care.
These changes also reduce the size of Ontario’s cabinet by one to 29 ministers.