Executive Council of Ontario

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Executive Council of Ontario
Conseil des ministres de l'Ontario
Coat of arms of Ontario.svg
NicknameCabinet of Ontario
FormationJuly 20, 1867
(153 years ago)
Elizabeth II
Represented by
Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor
Doug Ford, Premier
Government of Ontario
The Ontario Cabinet of 1891. Clockwise, starting at centre foreground: O. Mowat, A.S. Hardy, J.M. Gibson, R. Harcourt, E.H. Bronson, J. Dryden, G.W. Ross, C.F. Fraser.

The Executive Council of Ontario (French: Conseil des ministres de l'Ontario), often informally referred to as the Cabinet of Ontario (French: Cabinet de l'Ontario), is the cabinet of the Canadian province of Ontario. It comprises ministers of the provincial Crown, who are selected by the premier of Ontario (the first minister of the Crown) and appointed by the lieutenant governor. The activities of the Government of Ontario are directed by the Executive Council.

The Executive Council is almost always made up of members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Though the lieutenant governor does not generally attend Cabinet meetings, directives issued by the Crown on the advice of the ministers are said to be ordered by the Lieutenant Governor-in-Council. Ministers hold the honorific prefix "The Honourable" while members of the council.

The Cabinet is similar in structure and role to the federal Privy Council for Canada, though smaller in size, and, whereas the federal Cabinet is actually a committee of the Privy Council, the Executive Council of Ontario and Cabinet of Ontario are one and the same. Also, unlike the Privy Council, members of the Ontario Executive Council are not appointed for life, and are not entitled to post-nominal letters.

Present composition[edit]

Doug Ford and his Cabinet were sworn in by Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell on June 29, 2018, following the 2018 general election. This is the current cabinet of Ontario:[1]

Minister Portfolio Since
Doug Ford Premier of Ontario 2018
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
Christine Elliott Deputy Premier 2018
Minister of Health 2019
Michael Tibollo Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions 2019
Rod Phillips Minister of Long-Term Care 2021
Vic Fedeli Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade 2019
Chair of Cabinet 2018
Prabmeet Sarkaria President of the Treasury Board 2021
Nina Tangri Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction 2021
Stephen Lecce Minister of Education 2019
Jill Dunlop Minister of Colleges and Universities 2021
Associate Minister of Children and Women's Issues 2019
Merrilee Fullerton Minister of Children, Community and Social Services 2021
Paul Calandra Government House Leader 2019
Monte McNaughton Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development 2019
Lisa MacLeod Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport 2019
Raymond Cho Minister of Seniors and Accessibility 2018
Kinga Surma Minister of Infrastructure 2021
Greg Rickford Minister of Northern Development, Mining, Natural Resources and Forestry 2021
Minister of Indigenous Affairs
Todd Smith Minister of Energy 2021
Sylvia Jones Solicitor General of Ontario 2019
Ernie Hardeman Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs 2021
Steve Clark Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing 2018
David Piccini Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks 2021
Peter Bethlenfalvy Minister of Finance 2020
Bill Walker Associate Minister of Energy 2019
Ross Romano Minister of Government and Consumer Services 2021
Caroline Mulroney Minister of Transportation 2019
Minister of Francophone Affairs 2018
Kinga Surma Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA) 2019
Doug Downey Attorney General 2019
Parm Gill Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism 2021

Former portfolios[edit]

Ontario Shadow Cabinet[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ministers | Legislative Assembly of Ontario". www.ola.org. Retrieved 2021-06-19.

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