Premier Ford Announces Parliamentary Assistant Assignments as Part of Ontario’s Government for the People

Premier Ford Announces Parliamentary Assistant Assignments as Part of Ontario’s Government for the People Note that Amanda Simard – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs – is a recent FOPL Board member!  Congratulations, https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2018/06/premier-ford-announces-parliamentary-assistant-assignments-as-part-of-ontarios-government-for-the-pe.html June 29, 2018 12:45 P.M. Office of the Premier TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford today announced Parliamentary Assistants each of whom will hold special responsibilities as part of Ontario’s Government for the People. “We are fortunate to have an all-star government caucus team who have the talent and experience necessary to deliver real results for the people,” said Ford. “Our Parliamentary Assistants will each hold key accountabilities to ensure we deliver on the commitments we made to people, families and businesses across Ontario.” The Parliamentary Assistant accountabilities are as follows: Robert Bailey – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Government and Consumer Services Toby Barrett – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Paul Calandra – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (Energy) Stan Cho – Parliamentary Assistant to the President of the Treasury Board Doug Downey – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance Amy Fee – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children, Community, and Social Services (Children and Autism) Christine Hogarth – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (Housing) Belinda Karahalios – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children, Community, and Social Services (Community and Social Services) Vincent Ke – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Andrea Khanjin – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Stephen Lecce – Parliamentary...

Deputy Minister Appointments

The Honourable Sylvia Jones (MPP, Dufferin-Caledon) becomes Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Nancy Matthews becomes Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Please see the memo below from Secretary Orsini on the appointment of Deputy Ministers. June 29, 2018 MEMORANDUM TO:          Deputy Ministers SUBJECT:                           Deputy Minister Appointments Earlier today, the Premier of Ontario, the Honourable Doug Ford, announced his Cabinet. I am announcing a number of deputy minister appointments that will enhance our ability to deliver on the government’s agenda in the most efficient and effective way possible. Unless otherwise noted, all of these appointments are effective today so that deputy ministers can immediately begin to work with their new ministers. Appointments Helen Angus becomes Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. This ministry will now also be responsible for youth mental health. Lynn Betzner continues as Associate Secretary of the Cabinet; Deputy Minister, Communications, Cabinet Office; and Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. Lynn will work closely with the new government in supporting its communication efforts and will assume lead responsibility for Ontario.ca. Sam Erry remains Deputy Minister of Correctional Services and will assume responsibility for the Anti-Racism Directorate. Marie-Lison Fougère becomes Deputy Minister for Seniors and Accessibility and Deputy Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs. Kevin French becomes Deputy Minister of Government Services, reporting to the Minister of Government and Consumer Services. This ministry will also have responsibility for Information Technology operations and government real estate. Giles Gherson becomes Deputy Minister, Red Tape and Regulatory Burden Reduction, Cabinet Office, to lead one the Premier’s top priorities: to help make Ontario more competitive and open for business. Hillary Hartley becomes Deputy Minister of Consumer Services, reporting...

Sylvia Jones, MPP Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Sylvia Jones, MPP Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport29 June 2018 This morning, incoming Ontario Premier Doug Ford appointed Dufferin-Caledon MPP, Sylvia Jones as the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport in the new PC government. Minister Jones was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2007 and has served in a variety of critic roles.  Most recently, she was Deputy House Leader and the Critic for Infrastructure.  During the PC leadership challenges earlier this year, she was a leading spokesperson for the PC caucus. From Orangeville for over 30 years, Minister Jones previously attended Fanshawe College in radio broadcasting and served as John Tory’s EA when he was Ontario PC leader. The new minister’s bio may be found here. For a full list of new cabinet appointments, please go here. Tourism, Culture and Sport Deputy Minister Maureen Adamson has announced she is moving to head up Fleming College later this summer. We always welcome your comments. Please do not hesitate to get in...

Announcing Ontario PC Cabinet and Your Tasks!

Announcing Ontario PC Cabinet This afternoon, the new Ontario Government announced its new Cabinet. Among the 20 new ministers are: Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, MPP Silvia Jones, (Dufferin-Caledon) Minister of Education, MPP Lisa Thompson (Huron-Bruce) Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, MPP Merrilee Fullerton, (Kanata-Carleton) You can see the full list of new Ministers here. Getting to know your new representatives With a new government in power, 20 new Ministers and 73 brand new MPPs getting settled into new roles, it’s more important than ever to build relationships with your local representative at Queen’s Park. Your first step: Together with your Library Board, CEOs should reach out to your new MPP with a short, congratulatory letter. Remember, this is just the first step, so keep things short and positive! Make sure you: introduce yourself, introduce your library and what it does for their constituents, invite your MPP for a visit and tour of their local library, and let your MPP know that you are ready to work with them Need help? Download this template letter Find out who is your new MPP  Stay tuned! A new government means new priorities and an opportunity to educate and build strong relationships.  The Ontario Library Association and the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries are hard at work learning more about this government’s mandate and developing a plan that demonstrates the many ways that libraries align with its priorities and principles. We’re going to need your help, so stay tuned in the coming months for next steps!    ...

Doug Ford sworn in as Ontario premier & New Cabinet

Doug Ford sworn in as Ontario premier https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/06/29/doug-ford-sworn-in-as-ontario-premier.html Sylvia Jones (Dufferin-Caledon) is minister of tourism, culture, and sport; MPP, Merrilee Fullerton, a doctor representing Kanata-Carleton, is minister of training, colleges, and universities. MPP Lisa Thompson (Huron-Bruce), is the education minister. Of specific note for the sector: Indigenous Affairs remains a stand-alone Ministry but shares a Minister with the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Citizenship and immigration policy is likely to come under the direction of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Honours and Awards, formerly under the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, is now under the direction of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport The Ministry of the Status of Women and Francophone affairs are now non-portfolio responsibilities The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is now the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks A new Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility has been created Parliamentary Assistants have also been announced. Official Press Release: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2018/06/doug-ford-and-cabinet-to-be-sworn-in-as-ontarios-first-ever-government-for-the-people.html News Release Doug Ford and Cabinet to be Sworn-in as Ontario’s First Ever Government for the People June 29, 2018 TORONTO — Doug Ford is today joining thousands of people on the front steps of Ontario’s legislature as Ontario’s first ever Government for the People is sworn-in. “I will never forget why I’m here: to work for the people of Ontario,” said Ford. “I promised the people that I would help make our great province the best place in North America when it comes to business, creating jobs and raising a family. And I am going to keep my promise.” The Premier-Designate has met with The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to...