TORONTO, Ont. — As expected yesterday, Donna Cansfield was removed from her post as Ontarios Transport Minister as part of a Cabinet shuffle.
She has been assigned the Natural Resources portfolio. Replacing here is former Tourism Minister, Jim Bradley. Cansfield was a strong ally of the Ontario Trucking Association and vocally supported its agenda to have speed limiters mandated on heavy-duty trucks operating in the province.
In a release, the Ontario Trucking Association said: While OTA had an excellent working relationship with Minister Cansfield and her staff, and we will miss her energy and ability to get things done, we are optimistic that the new minister who has a wealth of experience will prove equally adept at moving forward on issues of concern to the trucking industry.
Other notable changes in the Cabinet of interest to the trucking industry include: Dwight Duncan taking over as Minister of Finance; John Gerretson replaces Laurel Broten as Minister of the Environment; and Brad Duguid takes over in Labour from Steve Peters who is demoted to Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation.
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