I'm pleased to announce that, tomorrow, we'll be swearing-in our new Ontario Liberal Cabinet. It's an experienced Cabinet that will guide Ontario through global uncertainty by focusing on building a strong Ontario economy. Ontario Liberals know that a strong economy supports the schools that teach our children and the hospitals that heal our families. A strong economy supports the roads we drive on, the communities we live in and the services we depend on, every day. A strong economy creates the good jobs that provide for our families and gives us the confidence we need to get through difficult times. And a strong economy supports a good quality of life for all Ontarians — so it is also a means to that higher end that inspires our greatest efforts: a caring society.
I could not be more proud of the experienced, focused leaders who make up our Cabinet. In fact, all our ministers in the new 22-member cabinet — down from 28 —have previously held cabinet positions.
Dalton McGuinty: Premier, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
Jim Bradley: Minister of the Environment
Rick Bartolucci: Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Chair of Cabinet
Dwight Duncan: Minister of Finance, Deputy Premier
John Gerretsen: Attorney General
Chris Bentley: Minister of Energy
Madeleine Meilleur: Minister of Community Safety & Correctional Services, Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs
Harinder Takhar: Minister of Government Services
Kathleen Wynne: Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs
Michael Chan: Minister of Tourism and Culture
Michael Gravelle: Minister of Natural Resources
Brad Duguid: Minister of Economic Development and Innovation
Deb Matthews: Minister of Health and Long Term Care
John Milloy: Minister of Community and Social Services, Government House Leader
Margarett Best: Minister of Consumer Services
Laurel Broten: Minister of Education, Minister of Women's Issues
Linda Jeffrey: Minister of Labour, Minister Responsible for Seniors
Eric Hoskins: Minister of Children and Youth Services
Glen Murray: Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
Bob Chiarelli: Minister of Transportation, Minister of Infrastructure
Charles Sousa: Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
Ted McMeekin: Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
My Cabinet colleagues and I, together with our Ontario Liberal Caucus, will lead with humility, hard work, and with relentless determination and focus to build a better, stronger Ontario for the future.
We will continue to move forward.
Premier of Ontario