Ross Romano Shuffled To New Ministry

Ross Romano

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is shuffling his cabinet, bringing back a minister who resigned last year after violating pandemic travel guidelines.

Rod Phillips, who left his role as finance minister after travelling to St. Barts in December, is back in cabinet as the new minister of long-term care.

He replaces Merrillee Fullerton, who is leaving the long-term care file to become minister of children, community and social services.

David Piccini becomes minister of environment, replacing Jeff Yurek, and Kinga Surma is replacing Laurie Scott as minister of infrastructure.

Jill Dunlop becomes minister of colleges and universities, as Sault Ste. Marie MPP, Ross Romano is moving to government and consumer services.

Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria is the new president of the treasury board, which has been split from the finance file, while Lisa Thompson replaces Ernie Hardeman in agriculture, food and rural affairs.

Health Minister Christine Elliott, Education Minister Steven Lecce, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, Attorney General Doug Downey and Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy remain in their prominent positions.

Meanwhile, John Yakabuski is out as minister of natural resources, as that file goes to Greg Rickford, who is taking on a merged file as minister of northern development, mining, natural resources and Forestry, as well as Indigenous affairs,

Todd Smith becomes minister of energy.




  1. With all the BS with lockdowns ,mask wearing ,stay at home orders .Does Dougie really think that we the people are going to re elect these people.Here our MPP has been missing in action oh he gave 300, thousand for addiction treatment centre .What does that give us a rented space at old newspaper facilty ?A bandaid solution to the biggest killer in this City.
    What are the Conservatives doing about the Crime and murders that are happening all over this Province?Are they even trying to work with the Trudeau Government ,the lawlessness is out of control .Citizens cannot even protect themselves from these criminals.

  2. Romano should have been shuffled off to the Sault with no position at all. He has done enough damage and done nothing for the Sault

    Mike Caruso

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