Earlier this week, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Linda Jeffrey, announced her resignation from provincial politics and indicated her intent to run in Brampton’s mayoral race this fall. MPP Jeffrey was first elected to the legislature in 2003 and has held a number of ministerial portfolios including: natural resources, labour, and minister responsible for seniors.
The Minister’s resignation prompted Premier Wynne to shuffle her cabinet. The Premier promoted Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn to Minister of Labour and Thunder Bay-Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro to Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. She also named Mississauga-Streetsville MPP Bob Delaney to the role of government whip, which until recently was held by Mr. Flynn.
The Premier appointed Ottawa-Centre MPP and former Labour Minister Yasir Naqvi to the Community Safety and Correctional Services portfolio. Ottawa-Vanier MPP Madeline Meilleur takes over as Attorney General, and former Attorney General MPP John Gerretsen becomes the Liberal’s new chair of cabinet.
On behalf of OREA, we would like to congratulate the Ministers on their appointments, and look forward to working with them in their new roles.