New transportation Minister in Ontario

Ontario Minister of Transportation Kathryn McGarry. Photo provided by the Government of Ontario

TORONTO, ON –  Ontario is getting a new Minister of Transportation.

In a cabinet shuffle happening today, Premier Kathleen Wynne is moving Minister Steven Del Duca from the transportation portfolio to Economic Development, and has tapped Minister Kathryn McGarry to replace him.

McGarry, the MPP from Cambridge, was previously the lead at the Ministry of Natural Resources.

The Minister will work closely with industry groups on everything from the implementation of mandatory Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), to long-term plans for adequate parking and infrastructure on Ontario highways.

In a statement the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says it  looks forward to working with McGarry and continuing progress on these important safety initiatives and others like finding solutions to improving truck driver behavior and reducing distracted driving, the introduction of mandatory roll stability systems on trucks, safeguards for marijuana testing.

This story has been updated from an earlier version to include information provided by the OTA.

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