Doug Ford shuffles cabinet after minister resignations

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has shuffled his cabinet in the wake of two ministerial resignations this week.

Monte McNaughton, who has served as labour minister for the past four years, announced today that he is leaving government for the private sector.
Ford has named David Piccini, who has been environment minister for the past two years, as the new labour minister.

Andrea Khanjin, who represents the riding of Barrie-Innisfil, is promoted to cabinet to serve as the new environment minister.

The other cabinet role Ford had to fill was minister of public and business service delivery, after Kaleed Rasheed resigned from cabinet and the Progressive Conservative caucus after news reports raised questions about his connections to a developer who benefited from the Greenbelt removals and a trip to Las Vegas.

Todd McCarthy is the new minister of public and business service delivery, after having been named associate transportation minister less than three weeks ago in another mini cabinet shuffle that was prompted by the resignation of Steve Clark as minister of municipal affairs and housing.

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Vijay Thanigasalam, who represents Scarborough-Rouge Park, has been named the new associate transportation minister.

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