June 29, 2018

Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell has sworn in Premier Doug Ford and his new Cabinet at Queen’s Park.

AMO President Lynn Dollin sent a congratulatory letter to Premier Ford and discussions with the incoming government have started. Letters to Cabinet Ministers will also be sent highlighting issues that touch municipal governments in either a policy, regulatory, or program manner.

AMO is looking forward to priority discussions on key municipal issues such as double hatters’ protection, reducing the regulatory and reporting burden, full producer responsibility, interest arbitration, and joint and several liability.

What we know to date of the PC government’s approach regarding municipal interests is posted on the left. We will be updating this municipal guide as more information becomes available in the days ahead.

The new Ontario Cabinet is:


  • The Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs*
  • The Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing*
  • The Honourable Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
  • The Honourable Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board
  • The Honourable Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility*
  • The Honourable Victor Fedeli, Minister of Finance and Chair of Cabinet*
  • The Honourable Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • The Honourable Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs*
  • The Honourable Sylvia Jones, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
  • The Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services and Minister Responsible for Women's Issues
  • The Honourable Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure*
  • The Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs
  • The Honourable Rod Phillips, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
  • The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs
  • The Honourable Laurie Scott, Minister of Labour
  • The Honourable Michael Tibollo, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
  • The Honourable Lisa Thompson, Minister of Education
  • The Honourable Todd Smith, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, and Government House Leader
  • The Honourable Jim Wilson, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
  • The Honourable John Yakabuski, Minister of Transportation
  • The Honourable Jeff Yurek, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

*According to their election candidate profiles, these Cabinet Ministers have municipal government experience.