Ontario Premier Doug Ford has made changes to his cabinet following the resignations of two ministers. Monte McNaughton, who served as labour minister for the past four years, announced his departure from the government to join the private sector. As a result, David Piccini, who held the position of environment minister for the past two years, has been appointed as the new labour minister.
In addition to this change, Andrea Khanjin, representing the riding of Barrie-Innisfil, has been promoted to cabinet and will now serve as the environment minister. Another vacant cabinet position was filled with the appointment of Todd McCarthy as the minister of public and business service delivery. This role became available after Kaleed Rasheed resigned from cabinet and the Progressive Conservative caucus due to concerns raised about his connections to a developer who benefited from the Greenbelt removals and a trip to Las Vegas. Previously, McCarthy had been named the associate transportation minister in a recent mini cabinet shuffle triggered by the resignation of Steve Clark as minister of municipal affairs and housing.
Furthermore, Vijay Thanigasalam, the representative for Scarborough-Rouge Park, has been assigned as the new associate transportation minister.