Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced a cabinet reshuffle following the resignation of Steve Clark as housing minister. The Cabinet reshuffle was announced in a press release on Monday evening.
According to the announcement, the new municipal affairs and housing minister will be Paul Calandra, the minister for long-term care. Stan Cho will take charge of the Ministry of Long-Term Care. Apart from this, Prambit Sarkaria will perform the duties of Transport Minister. Caroline Mulroney takes over as president of the Treasury Board. He will also handle the responsibility of the Francophone Affairs Ministry.
Rob Flake is being appointed as Associate Housing Minister. He will report to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Meanwhile, Todd McCarthy will serve as Associate Minister of Transportation and Nina Tangri will serve as Associate Minister of Small Business Affairs.
Apart from this, the responsibility of Andrea Khanzin is increasing. He has additional responsibilities as the deputy leader of the government party in the House. He will report to Paul Calandra.
Premier Doug Ford said in a statement, “We continue to attract hundreds of billions of dollars in new investment for good jobs with better pay structures.” That’s why we need the right team. We will never stop building homes, highways and public transportation on behalf of the people of Ontario to meet the needs of our growing community.
MPP Steve Clarke resigned from the post of Housing Minister on Sunday morning after two harsh reports on the Greenbelt scandal came to light. One of the reports said that he violated the code of ethics in handling the matter.