Ontario Premier Doug Ford yesterday announced changes to his cabinet, which included a full ministry for Durham Riding Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP), Todd McCarthy.
McCarthy, who was recently appointed Associate Minister of Transportation (see below), has now become Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery.
“I will ensure we continue to build better, more people-centered Ontario public services and improve the way our government serves not only my constituents but every Ontarian, by providing easier access to services, faster delivery, enhancing our cyber security practices and strengthening consumer protection for the people and businesses,” said McCarthy.
“I am eager to hit the ground running and develop solutions that will get it done and build a better Ontario,” he promised.
Other changes to the Ontario cabinet include:
- David Piccini as Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development;
- Andrea Khanjin as Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks; and
- Vijay Thanigasalam becomes Associate Minister of Transportation.
- Andrea Khanjin will retain additional responsibilities as Deputy Government House Leader.
All other ministers maintain their existing portfolios.
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.