The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities is applauding Kathleen Wynne’s cabinet shuffle. The move was announced this week, which put all four northern Ontario Liberal MPP’s into ministerial positions. For example, Bill Mauro will be taking over as the Minister of Municipal Affairs, and FONOM says they are confident he can appreciate the challenges facing municipalities in northern Ontario.
Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault is taking over as Energy Minister. FONOM says that’s good news, as the portfolio will be led by a Northerner who truly understands the energy costs in the area. On top of that, Michael Gravelle will stay on as Northern Development Minister and Sault Ste. Marie MPP David Orazietti is taking over as Community Safety Minister.