Jun 20, 2022
By Jane Brown
Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s new cabinet will be sworn in on Friday.
According to an official news release, the ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. followed by the premier’s comments at 11:15 a.m.
A senior government source tells The Canadian Press the premier has not yet made the calls to new cabinet ministers to inform them of their new posts.
Ford’s previous cabinet had 28 people in it, but he has a much larger caucus to choose from this time, with 83 Tories elected in a second majority government.
This is leading to some speculation that Ford will increase the size of his cabinet, perhaps by breaking up larger ministries into more focused portfolios.
Health and education will be two important jobs for the premier to fill, both as the two largest ministries and with the government planning billions in hospital infrastructure spending and teacher negotiations on the horizon.