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Calandra named new Ontario Minsiter of Municipal Affairs & Housing


Newly Appointed Minsiter of Municipal Affairs Paul Calandra (Facebook Photo)

In a cabinet shuffle prompted by the resignation of the former Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Hon. Steve Clark, Premier Doug Ford has announced the appointment of Paul Calandra, Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Markham-Stouffville, to the pivotal role.


Calandra will simultaneously maintain his responsibilities as Government House Leader.


Paul Calandra, a seasoned politician who was first elected in 2018, brings a wealth of experience to his new position. He previously served as a Member of Parliament from 2008 to 2015, representing the riding of Oak Ridges-Markham at the federal level. With a strong track record of public service, Calandra is expected to play a key role in addressing Ontario's pressing housing crisis.


Premier Ford, in a press release issued Monday afternoon, expressed confidence in the reshuffled cabinet. He stated, "As we continue to attract billions of dollars in new investments to create better jobs with bigger paycheques, we have the right team in place to get it done. We’ll never stop working on behalf of the people of Ontario to build the homes, highways, and public transit our growing communities need."


The cabinet shuffle also included several other significant changes in key positions:

  • Prabmeet Sarkaria will take on the role of Minister of Transportation, tasked with overseeing the province's extensive transportation infrastructure.

  • Caroline Mulroney will assume the position of President of the Treasury Board, overseeing financial matters and government expenditures.

  • Stan Cho will become the Minister of Long-Term Care, a role vital in addressing the province's healthcare needs, particularly in the context of the ongoing pandemic.

  • Rob Flack will serve as Associate Minister of Housing with a specific focus on attainable housing and modular homes, reporting to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

  • Todd McCarthy will be the Associate Minister of Transportation, reporting to the Minister of Transportation, to assist in the development of transportation policy and infrastructure.

  • Nina Tangri will take on the role of Associate Minister of Small Business, reporting to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade, to support and promote Ontario's small businesses.


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