Cabinet shuffle includes new names for some ministries

By Randy Thoms
Kenora Online
June 7, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

There are some new names of government ministries as part of a cabinet shuffle by Premier Doug Ford as Queen’s Park ended its spring session. Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford remains as Minister of Northern Development. He is also Minister of Indigenous Affairs, but the Ministry changes to Indigenous Affairs and First Nations Economic Reconciliation. The Ministry of Natural Resource and Forestry reverts to the Ministry of Natural Resources, with Gradyon Smith holding the portfolio. Nolan Quinn becomes an Associate Minister of Forestry as part of the MNR. Former Agriculture Minister Lisa Thompson now becomes Minister of Rural Affairs, while Rob Flack heads a new ministry called the Ministry of Farming, Agriculture and Agribusiness.

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