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The full list of Ontario Premier Wynne’s new cabinet

Kathleen Wynne and Lieutenant Governor David Onley just before her swearing-in as Ontario Premier on Feb. 11, 2013.

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There are ten newcomers in Premier Kathleen Wynne's 27-member cabinet, including Guelph's Liz Sandals who takes on the politically sensitive education portfolio. Other new ministers include:

  • Peterborough’s Jeff Leal in the new Ministry of Rural Affairs
  • David Orazietti of Sault Ste Marie becomes Minister of Natural Resources
  • David Zimmer of Toronto takes on the stand alone Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
  • Reza Moridi of Richmond Hill is the Minister of Research and Innovation
  • Ottawa’s Yasir Naqvi, the Liberal party president, is also Minister of Labour
  • Toronto’s Michael Coteau becomes Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
  • Tracy MacCharles of Scarborough is Minister of Consumer Services
  • Windsor’s Teresa Piruzza is Minister of Children and Youth Services
  • and Mario Sergio of Toronto becomes Minister Responsible for Seniors.

Liberal cabinet ministers moved to other positions by Wynne include:

  • Premier Wynne herself as Agriculture Minister
  • Charles Sousa as Finance Minister
  • Ottawa’s Bob Chiraelli takes on Energy
  • Brad Duguid leaves energy to become Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • Laurel Broten from education to Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Hamilton’s Ted McMeekin moves from agriculture to Community and Social Services
  • Linda Jeffrey takes on Municipal Affairs and Housing and is Chair of cabinet
  • Eric Hoskins moves to Economic Development, Trade and Employment
  • Glen Murray becomes Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation
  • Michael Gravel moves to Northern Development and Mines.

Ministers staying in their same positions include:

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  • Health Minister Deb Matthews, who also becomes Deputy Premier.
  • Environment Minister Jim Bradley
  • Attorney General John Gerretsen
  • Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Madeleine Meilleur, also responsible for Francophone Affairs
  • Government services Minister Harinder Takhar
  • Government House Leader John Milloy
  • Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Michael Chan.
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