New Ontario cabinet includes two members from York Region

Premier Doug Ford recently announced his cabinet that includes two prominent York Region representatives.

York Region cabinet appointments include Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Deputy Premier, Christine Elliott from Newmarket-Aurora and Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs, Caroline Mulroney from York-Simcoe.

Elliott is the widow of former Canadian Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty.  She served as Ontario PC Party Deputy Leader from 2009 to 2015 under Tim Hudak, and was the runner-up in both the 2015 and 2018 PC party leadership races.

Mulroney grew up in Ottawa, daughter of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, before being educated at Harvard University and the New York University School of Law. She lived and worked in the United States until 2005 when she returned to Canada, worked in financial services and became involved in charitable work.

The long-standing representative from Dufferin-Caledon in the Region of Peel, Sylvia Jones has been appointed Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

GTA cabinet appointments from the Region of Durham include President of the Treasury Board, Peter Bethlenfalvy from Pickering-Uxbridge and Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Rod Phillips from Ajax.

GTA cabinet representatives from the City of Toronto include Premier Doug Ford from Etobicoke North and Minister for Seniors and Accessibility Raymond Cho from Scarborough North

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