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Meet Wynne ministers with top Ontario portfolios

Mitzie Hunter

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

 

charles-sousa

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

 

Steven Del Duca

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

 

Eric-Hoskins

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.

 

 

Deb Matthews

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.

 

Liz Sandals

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.

 

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Brad Duguid. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu
Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Brad Duguid. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

 

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.
Michael-Coteau

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.