Cornwall - Oct. 20, 2011 - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today introduced a strong, experienced cabinet that will guide Ontario through an uncertain global economy by focusing on job creation and economic growth.
Dwight Duncan remains Minister of Finance and adds Deputy Premier to his responsibilities. Deb Matthews also resumes her role as Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.
Brad Duguid becomes Minister of Economic Development and Innovation. This ministry brings together Ontario's economic development, international trade and innovation initiatives to focus on job creation and economic growth.
Chris Bentley is the new Minister of Energy - he will continue to drive Ontario's transition towards clean, renewable energy while ensuring we stay on track to create 50,000 clean energy jobs.
Bob Chiarelli will lead two portfolios. As Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation, Chiarelli will oversee the government's infrastructure and transportation investments that are key drivers of job creation.
Education and training are critical to developing the best skilled workforce in the world right here in Ontario - that's why improving our schools, colleges and universities is part of our plan to grow the economy. Laurel Broten becomes Minister of Education and Glen Murray becomes Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.
Kathleen Wynne is now responsible for working with municipalities as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. She will also serve as Minister of Aboriginal Affairs.
All ministers in the new 22-member cabinet - down from 28 - have previously held cabinet positions.
"Around the world, there are signs of growing economic uncertainty. Our experienced cabinet will bring strong, steady leadership to Ontario's economy," said Premier Dalton McGuinty.
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