Ontario's new Progressive Conservative government will have a cabinet of 21, including Premier Doug Ford, with key portfolios earmarked for the party's former interim leader and Ford's rivals for the top job.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is pictured as he speaks during his unofficial swearing in ceremony in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 29, 2018.
"For me as a young woman of colour, and I'm sure for many others across this province, they're not seeing themselves reflected in the decisions that were made today", Singh said after extending her congratulations to the newly minted ministers.
Also on hand were former premiers Bill Davis, David Peterson, Bob Rae, Mike Harris and Ernie Eves. Thompson was the PC caucus chair during the last government.
At an outdoor ceremony before cheering supporters, Ford outlined a litany of global challenges and perceived past political wrongs before promising change had arrived.
Shortly before officially taking the reigns of the province, Doug Ford announced the 20 ministers tasked with helping him shepherd the new government's agenda of fiscal restraint.
York Simcoe MPP Caroline Mulroney will take over as Attorney General and as the fluently bilingual Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs.
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Peter Bethlenfalvy, of Pickering-Uxbridge, will be watching the pennies as President of Treasury Board.
Steve Clark, who represents the eastern riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, becomes the minister of municipal affairs and housing.
Only one, however, is a visible minority - Raymond Cho, who was sworn in as the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. Merrilee Fullerton will serve as the minister of training, colleges and universities.
Hardeman will receive help from Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece, who was named parliamentary assistant for the agricultural and rural portfolio. Sylvia Jones was tabbed to lead the ministry of tourism, culture and sport.
Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton is the province's new minister of infrastructure, a key priority for the Ford government.
Greg Rickford, of Kenora-Rainy River, will take on the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs. Laurie Scott is the new minister of labour. Wilson will be serving his eighth term as a provincial legislator. Lisa MacLeod will be the minister of children, community and social services, as well as the minister responsible for women's issues.
Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke's MPP, John Yakabuski, is minister of transportation. Jeff Yurek was chosen to be the natural resources and forestry minister.