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New look for Ontario Tories (April 18, 2002)

QUEEN'S PARK, Ont. -- Ontario's new Premier, Ernie Eves, has put his stamp on Cabinet with a major shake-up. Howeve...

QUEEN’S PARK, Ont. — Ontario’s new Premier, Ernie Eves, has put his stamp on Cabinet with a major shake-up. However Brad Clark will remain as the province’s Transportation Minister.

Eves’ cabinet shuffle saw many right-wingers pushed aside to make room for centrists, like himself. Five of the six most important cabinet portfolios are now the responsibilities of new ministers.

Finance Janet Ecker
Education and Deputy Premier Elizabeth Witmer
Attorney General David Young
Municipal Affairs Chris Hodgson
Management Board David Tsubouchi

Tony Clement will remain as health minister, while Jim Flaherty, Eves’ main opponent in the Tory election was delegated to minister of enterprise, opportunity and innovation.

Following yesterday’s swearing in ceremony, Eves said more changes could be in store.

"You’ll have to wait for the rest of this week to unfoldand the subsequent days, weeks and months," Eves told reporters. The next major shuffle, however, isn’t expected until before the next provincial election.

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