THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Atikokan MP Bill Mauro has received a promotion. Minister Bill Mauro is Ontario’s new Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “I am pleased to welcome two new ministers to cabinet today. I want to thank all ministers sworn-in today for taking on these new responsibilities. I know the entire team will work together to continue to create jobs for today and tomorrow,” stated Premier Wynne.
The move puts Mauro a former city Councillor in Thunder Bay, and long serving Liberal MPP in a position to serve where he has some solid experience.
Premier Kathleen Wynne announced changes today to her cabinet that will see two new ministers join the team.
Bill Mauro, MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan, becomes Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. He will work with municipal partners to help communities across the province grow and prosper.
Kevin Flynn, MPP for Oakville, becomes Minister of Labour. He will work to advance safe, fair workplace practices that help people, businesses and the economy, and move forward the Fair Minimum Wage Act.
Madeleine Meilleur becomes the first francophone Attorney General of Ontario, in addition to her role as Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs.
Yasir Naqvi becomes Minister of Community Safety & Correctional Services. In this role, he will work with Ontario’s police services and correctional facilities to make Ontario safer and stronger.
John Gerretsen will take on the role of Chair of Cabinet.
The ministers were sworn-in at Queen’s Park this afternoon.
The appointment by Premier Wynne puts both Thunder Bay MPPs into Cabinet.