Doug Ford considering ‘reset’ of Ontario cabinet amid controversial cuts, PC insiders say
The sources Global News spoke with said Ford hasn't made any firm decisions as of Thursday. However, many said potential cabinet changes could involve the most senior members of the government. The possible move comes after a series of negative headlines surrounding financial cuts contained in the government's April budget that have come out over the course of several weeks, such as slashing funding for public health units, environmental initiatives, research and technology, arts and culture programs and reduced funding for Legal Aid.
TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford will be shuffling his cabinet on Thursday.
The reset comes just after he and his Progressive Conservatives marked the one-year anniversary of winning a majority government.
It also comes as Ford falls in the polls, with some even suggesting his unpopularity is hurting federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer's chances in the province ahead of October's election.
When asked recently about the possibility of a shuffle, Ford said he has the "best cabinet this province has ever seen."
But, he said, each and every one of them was "more than capable of hopping into any portfolio."
Ford's last shuffle was in November, when about half a dozen ministers were reassigned following the resignation of Jim Wilson to seek treatment for addiction issues.
The Canadian Press
Opposition wants external review of public appointments under Doug Ford.
TORONTO — Ontario's opposition parties called Wednesday for a review of all government appointments to be handled outside of Premier Doug Ford's office, after three were found to have personal ties to his ex-chief of staff.