Premier Kathleen Wynne appointed her new cabinet in late June, including the new Minister of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS), the Honourable David Orazietti.
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) works to protect Ontario consumers and ensure we all enjoy a fair, safe, and informed marketplace. The Ministry also implements regulatory practices that contribute to a vibrant and competitive provincial economy. In addition, the Ministry is responsible for the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002.
Mr. Orazietti was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2003 as the MPP for Sault Ste. Marie. Before his appointment to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Mr. Orazietti served as Minister of Natural Resources in 2013. Beyond his ministerial appointments, Mr. Orazietti boasts an impressive career in public service. He has held many parliamentary assistantships including: Assistant to the Premier, Education, Natural Resources, Aboriginal Affairs, and Northern Development and Mines.
Before entering provincial politics, the Minister worked as a secondary school teacher for 10 years and served two terms as a city councillor.
REALTORS® recognize the important impact MGCS has on our industry. In the previous parliament, OREA worked closely with then-Minister of Consumer Services, the Honourable Tracy MacCharles on numerous issues, including: amendments to Bill 55- Stronger Protection for Ontario Consumers Act, 2014; the panel on home inspector minimum qualifications; and, the Condominium Act, 1998 Review.
We developed a strong working relationship with Minister MacCharles, and while we’re sad to see her leave MCS, we wish her all the best in her new portfolio and look forward to working with Minister Orazietti.