DAN CEARNS The Standard SCUGOG: The Durham riding’s member of provincial parliament, MPP Todd McCarthy, is joining Premier Doug Ford’s Cabinet.
Following the resignation of Housing Minister Steve Clark, the Premier announced a number of changes to his Cabinet, including the appointment of MPP McCarthy as Associate Minister of Transportation. The changes were announced on Monday, September 4th.
“I am honoured to be appointed Ontario’s Associate Minister of Transportation. I want to thank Premier Doug Ford for his trust and confidence. It is with great excitement and humility I join Cabinet,” MPP McCarthy said in a statement. “The Ministry of Transportation is currently undertaking transformational work, building more roads and transit than ever before. I am eager to hit the ground running. Together, with newly appointed Minister of Transportation, Prabmeet Sarkaria, I will continue the important work of Minister Caroline Mulroney and Minister Stan Cho and get it done for Ontarians.”
Some of the other changes to the provincial Cabinet in the latest shuffle include: Paul Calandra becoming the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Caroline Mulroney becoming the President of the Treasury Board and Stan Cho becoming the Minister of Long-Term Care.
“I also want to congratulate Rob Flack, Todd McCarthy and Nina Tangri, who are taking on important new roles, as Associate Ministers, to build attainable homes, modular homes, transit, and support small businesses,” Premier Ford said at a press conference, on Tuesday, September 5th.
MPP McCarthy becomes the second North Durham representative in Premier Ford’s Cabinet, joining MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance and the representative for the riding of Pickering-Uxbridge.