Minister Monte McNaughton, the MPP in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, has been tasked with some additional responsibilities.
Premier Doug Ford issued a statement today, October 21, on changes to the Executive Council.
“Our government remains committed to building on the priorities that matter most for the people of Ontario,” Ford said in a written statement.
“To effectively continue with our government’s agenda to create good jobs, support small businesses, and implement our plan to build Ontario together, the following changes in Ministerial responsibilities will be made to the Executive Council… Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries – Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development – Monte McNaughton, Minister of Colleges and Universities – Ross Romano.”
Ford added: “These changes will enhance our government’s focus on strengthening Ontario’s tourism, culture and sport sectors, and prepare Ontario’s workforce for the jobs of the future. I look forward to continuing my work with Cabinet and Caucus to effectively serve the people of Ontario.”
McNaughton said he is thrilled to take on the new role.
“I am proud and honoured to take on the new responsibility of training and skills development in Ontario,” McNaughton tweeted.
“As Minister of Labour, Training, and Skills Development I am committed to modernizing the skilled trades & apprenticeship opportunities to help build Ontario’s future.”
McNaughton also thanked the Premier and Minister Ross Romano for their previous work on the file.
“I promise to continue the hard work and provide students and apprentices with the skills and training needed to build a meaningful career,” McNaughton said in a tweet.
McNaughton had recently been serving as the Minister of Labour and previously as the Minister of Infrastructure.