Doug Ford Sworn-in


(ONTARIO) โ€“ Doug Ford is today joining thousands of people on the front steps of Ontarioโ€™s legislature as Ontarioโ€™s first ever Government for the People is sworn-in.


โ€œI will never forget why Iโ€™m here: to work for the people of Ontario,โ€ said Ford. โ€œI promised the people that I would help make our great province the best place in North America when it comes to business, creating jobs and raising a family. And I am going to keep my promise.โ€

The Premier-Designate has met with The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to present his recommendations for appointments to Ontarioโ€™s Executive Council.

The new Government for the People will be sworn-in and affirmed in a public ceremony on the front steps of the Legislative Building at Queenโ€™s Park.

The new ministers are as follows:

  • Peter Bethlenfalvy โ€“ President of the Treasury Board
  • Raymond Cho โ€“ Minister for Seniors and Accessibility
  • Steve Clark โ€“ Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • Christine Elliott โ€“ Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Deputy Premier
  • Victor Fedeli โ€“ Minister of Finance and Chair of Cabinet
  • Doug Ford โ€“ Premier and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Merrilee Fullerton โ€“ Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • Ernie Hardeman โ€“ Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Sylvia Jones โ€“ Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
  • Lisa MacLeod โ€“ Minister of Children, Community and Social Services and Minister Responsible for Womenโ€™s Issues
  • Monte McNaughton โ€“ Minister of Infrastructure
  • Caroline Mulroney โ€“ Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs
  • Rod Phillips โ€“ Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
  • Greg Rickford โ€“ Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs
  • Laurie Scott โ€“ Minister of Labour
  • Todd Smith โ€“ Minister of Government and Consumer Services, and Government House Leader
  • Lisa Thompson โ€“ Minister of Education
  • Michael Tibollo โ€“ Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
  • Jim Wilson โ€“ Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
  • John Yakabuski โ€“ Minister of Transportation
  • Jeff Yurek โ€“ Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

โ€œWe have an all-star team thatโ€™s ready right now to give the people of Ontario the kind of leadership and direction they deserve,โ€ said Ford. โ€œFor too long, the people of Ontario have worked more and paid more, but gotten less. Those days are over. Help is here.โ€

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Source: Government of Ontario