Premier Doug Ford’s government has only been in power for a few months, and he’s already announced his first cabinet shuffle.
In a release to our newsroom, this comes a as result of the resignation of Minister of Economic Development Jim Wilson.
The government has tweeted this is over addiction issues.
Todd Smith, the government House leader, will take on that portfolio, and hand the Government and Consumer Services role to Bill Walker.
MPP John Yakabuski becomes Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, and Jeff Yurek takes over Transportation.
Sylvia Jones, from Dufferin-Caledon, becomes minister in charge of Community Safety and Corrections.
Michael Tibollo is appointed Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
Government caucus whip is now Lorne Coe from Whitby, and Doug Downey is deputy whip.
MPP Greg Rickford keeps his post as Minister of Northern Development and Indigenous Affairs.