Wednesday, June 15, 2016 1:00 pm ·  0 Comments
Premier Kathleen Wynne on Monday, June 13, 2016 announced changes to her cabinet that will help deliver on her government’s top priority to create economic growth and good jobs.
At the halfway mark of the government’s mandate, Premier Wynne has chosen a strong team to implement her government’s ambitious, activist agenda. The cabinet named today at Queen’s Park represents continuity in several key portfolios, ten ministers taking on new roles and seven new members.
Women now make up 40 per cent of cabinet, reflecting the Premier’s commitment to take steps toward gender parity. Women make up 50 per cent of the Priorities, Delivery and Growth cabinet committee, responsible for tracking government priorities and steering the government’s four-part economic plan.
Indira Naidoo-Harris becomes Associate Minister of Finance responsible for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, designed to close the retirement savings gap for millions of workers. MPP Naidoo-Harris was first elected in 2014.
“I am excited to be joining Premier Wynne’s cabinet. I began my life in a country where I had no political voice and it is an honour for me to now be a voice for the people of Halton and Ontario in cabinet. I look forward to this important new role. I am proud to now be responsible for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, which is going to help millions of workers as they plan for their future,” stated MPP Indira Naidoo-Harris.
MPP Kevin Flynn retained his position as the Ontario Minister of Labour after the cabinet shuffle, and has held this position since June 24, 2014. MPP Flynn has been the sitting in Queens Park since 2003, and first became the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Labour in 2004. Subsequently, Flynn served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, the Minister of the Environment, the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, and the Minister of Education.
Now both MPP’s that serve Oakville have a seat at the cabinet table in Queens Park.