After spending two terms as an opposition MPP, Bay of Quinte representative Todd Smith has earned himself a cabinet position under new PC Premier Doug Ford.
Smith was named Minister of Government and Consumer Services this morning, as Ford’s 21-member cabinet was announced, at Queen’s Park.
Smith says being the government house leader will carry some large responsibilities.
He adds that the government and consumer services minister job oversees the delivery of programs, services, and products — ranging from health cards to drivers licences, and birth certificates, along with issues of consumer protection and public safety.
And Smith says despite the heavier workload, the people who elected him in the Bay of Quinte Riding, won’t be left behind.
Other key cabinet members will include Christine Elliott as health minister and Deputy Premier, Caroline Mulroney as attorney general and former PC interim leader Vic Fideli as finance minister.
Here is the full list of Ford’s cabinet members:
- Peter Bethlenfalvy (Pickering—Uxbridge) – President of the Treasury Board
- Raymond Cho (Scarborough—Rouge River) Minister for Seniors and Accessibility
- Steve Clark (Leeds—Grenville) Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
- Christine Elliott (Newmarket—Aurora) Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Deputy Premier
- Victor Fedeli (Nipissing) Minister of Finance and Chair of Cabinet
- Doug Ford (Etobicoke North) assumes role as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs in addition to premiership
- Merrilee Fullerton (Kanata—Carleton) Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
- Ernie Hardeman (Oxford) Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
- Sylvia Jones (Dufferin—Caledon) Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport
- Lisa MacLeod (Nepean—Carleton) Minister of Children, Community and Social Services and Minister responsible for Women’s Issues
- Monte McNaughton (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex) Minister of Infrastructure
- Caroline Mulroney (York—Simcoe) Attorney General and Minister Respsonsible for Francophone Affairs
- Rod Phillips (Ajax) Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parkland
- Greg Rickford (Kenora—Rainy River) Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Indigenous Affairs
- Laurie Scott (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock) Minister of Labour
- Todd Smith (Bay of Quinte) Minister of Government and Consumer Services, Government House Leader
- Lisa Thompson (Huron—Bruce) Minister of Education
- Michael Tibollo (Vaughan—Woodbridge) Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
- Jim Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
- John Yakabuski (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) Minister of Transportation
- Jeff Yurek (Elgin—Middlesex—London) Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry