Durham MPP Todd McCarthy has been appointed to the role of Associate Minister of Transportation in Monday’s cabinet reshuffle by Ontario Premier Doug Ford.
The Lakeshore East expansion of the GO train to Bowmanville, is one of the major projects of the ministry in Durham Region.
“I am honoured to be appointed Ontario’s Associate Minister of Transportation. I want to thank Premier Doug Ford for his trust and confidence. It is with great excitement and humility that I join cabinet,” said McCarthy in a statement released yesterday. “The Ministry of Transportation is currently undertaking transformational work, building more roads and transit than ever before. I am eager to hit the ground running.
Changes to the Executive Council include the following:
- Paul Calandra becomes Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing;
- Prabmeet Sarkaria becomes Minister of Transportation;
- Caroline Mulroney becomes President of the Treasury Board;
- Stan Cho becomes Minister of Long-Term Care;
- Rob Flack becomes Associate Minister of Housing with a specific mandate on attainable housing and modular homes reporting to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing;
- Todd McCarthy becomes Associate Minister of Transportation reporting to the Minister of Transportation; and
- Nina Tangri becomes Associate Minister of Small Business reporting to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.
MPP Todd McCarthy was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the June 2022 provincial election, representing the riding of Durham. Prior to Minister McCarthy’s appointment to cabinet, he served as the Parliamentary Assistant to the President of the Treasury Board, Deputy Government Whip, and was a Member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. Prior to
entering politics, Minister McCarthy joined the law firm of what is now Flaherty McCarthy LLP in 1994.