Doug Ford sweats to ministers in the heat A sultry Thursday in Toronto — don't let them know if they're back in the fold or on the way. A member of Ford's Progressive Caucus was sworn in as a member of the state's 43rd Canadian Parliament later that day, so ministers were being called.
Who is in and who is out is what the government is trying to keep secret, despite a lot of speculation.
"Geography, gender, ethnicity, and skills are how to choose a cabinet," said a party executive.
This is a frank assessment of the political process, but it's not a mistake. Regardless of political party, cabinet decisions are made taking into account a myriad of factors that do not always put skill sets and abilities at the forefront.
You may also be passed the ability to process a particular portfolio. This is because the proposed person does not have other skills, such as the ability to convey or deliver government messages. If someone is considering reforming a particular department, but can't explain what the government is trying to do, the entire project can fail.
Ford does not change many portfolios in the cabinet, but may expand as he is trying to give the minister with two portfolios more room. Expected to be. New people face table seats.
Much of the early cabinet speculation focused on who would replace Christine Elliott as Minister of Health. Earlier this week, Prime Minister Ford said he had consulted with Elliott about who could play that role.
The consensus in this speculative world was that Syvia Jones would play that role. Jones wasn't a favorite cabinet pick in 2018, even though he was first elected in the Dafferin-Caledon elections in 2011 and opposed some critic posts against the PC. , Currently a favorite of Ford.
"Jones have earned his respect," said Premier's longtime best friend.
He didn't really know Jones when Ford was first elected prime minister. She was appointed Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports in June 2018, but because he impressed her, she became her solicitor in November of the same year.
"She was a binder, highlighter, and homeworked school girl," explains how ready Jones is and how seriously he takes each role. Sources said. It is a feature that made her admire the premiere.
Other big ministries such as education and finance are expected to remain the same. Peter Bethlenfalvy is considered a financially stable hand, and Stephen Lecce may stay in education to undertake rigorous contract negotiations with the teachers union.
There was a lot of speculation that Ross Romano would be a newcomer like George Pilly but would be bounced off the cabinet in support of his northern peers. Pilly is the mayor of Timmins and defeated the longtime NDPMPP Giles Bisson.
The PC last held any part of that area in 1990.
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There is also a lot of speculation that the long-standing MPP and cabinet minister Lisa MacLeod will be taken over. According to one source, her staff have been told to move away from Queen's Park and look for other jobs, and they will not be part of the government.
MacLeod caused problems for the Ford government during a pandemic when talking about dealings with the hospitality and tourism industries and costs during campaigns. The
Cabinet swearing ceremony will take place on Friday at 11:15 am in front of the Queen's Park legislature.
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