Name: Mitzie Hunter
New portfolio: Associate Minister of Finance
Past portfolios: Parliamentary assistant to the minister of Community and Social Services
MPP riding: Scarborough-Guildwood
What main challenge new minister faces: setting up the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan which is expected to be ready by 2017
Name: Charles Sousa
New portfolio: remains Minister of Finance, appointed in 2013
Past portfolios: Minister of Finance, and chair of the Management Board of Cabinet
MPP riding: Mississauga South
What main challenge new minister faces: reintroducing and passing the May 1 budget as well as being in charge of budgeting and longer-term fiscal planning
Name: Steven Del Duca
New portfolio: Minister of Transportation
Past portfolios: previously Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance
MPP riding: Vaughan
What main challenge new minister faces: Overseeing and rolling out the $29-billion transportation plan for public transit and highways, including the $15 billion transit investment in the GTHA
Name: Dr. Eric Hoskins
New portfolio: Health minister
Past portfolios: Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment
MPP riding: St. Paul’s
Main challenge in new portfolio: the medical doctor will be in charge of a $50 billion operation which is considered government’s most challenging portfolio.
Name: Deb Matthews
New portfolio: remains deputy premier and becomes Treasury Board president
Past portfolios: Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
MPP riding: London North Centre
Main challenge in new portfolio: in addition to approving day-to-day government expenses and finding savings, her other files include leading labour negotiations and getting the budget balanced by 2017-18.
Name: Liz Sandals
New portfolio: remains Minister of Education
Past portfolios: appointed education minister on Feb. 11, 2013. Prior to the appointment she was Parliamentary Assistant to the ministers of Health and Long-Term Care, Transportation, Education, Government Services, and Community Safety and Correctional Services.
MPP riding: Guleph
Main challenge in new portfolio: providing more than $11 billion over the next 10 years for elementary and secondary education infrastructure.
Name: Brad Duguid
New portfolio: Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
Past portfolios: appointed minister of Training, Colleges and Universities in February 2013.
MPP riding: Scarborough Centre
Main challenge in new portfolio: Duguid takes over a “reconstituted” economic development ministry. His job is to ensure Ontario businesses can grow and create well-paying jobs and will also focus on investing in infrastructure.
Name: Michael Coteau
New portfolio: Minister of Tourism and Minister Responsible for 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Games
Past portfolios: previously Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
MPP riding: Don Valley East
Main challenge in new portfolio: Coteau will be responsible for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Games, which has endured a spate of challenges under Michael Chan.