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The Executive Council of Ontario (informally, and more commonly, the Cabinet of Ontario) plays an important role in the Government of Ontario, in accordance with the Westminster system. The Province of Ontario is governed by a unicameral legislature, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, which operates in the Westminster system of government. ... The Houses of Parliament, also known as the Palace of Westminster, in London. ...


A council of ministers of the Crown chaired by the Premier of Ontario, the Executive Council, almost always made up of members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, advises the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario on how to exercise the executive functions of the Ontario Crown. The members of the council are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, on the advice of his or her Premier; though the Lieutenant Governor does not generally attend council meetings, directives issued by the viceroy on the advice of his or her ministers are said to be ordered by the Governor-in-Council. Ministers hold the honorific prefix "The Honourable" while members of the council. A minister or a secretary is a politician who heads a government ministry or department (e. ... The Premier of Ontario is the first minister for the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Consistent with wider Commonwealth practice, Canadian provinces have Executive Councils, headed by the Lieutenant-Governor. ... The Provincial Parliament of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... This is a list of Lieutenant Governors of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Legislative Legislatures Politics of: AB | BC | MB | NB | NL | NT | NS | NU | ON | PE | QC | SK | YT Elections Elections in: AB | BC | MB | NB | NL | NT | NS | NU | ON | PE | QC | SK | YT Federal Politics of Canada General Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Monarchy... A viceroy is a royal official who governs a country or province in the name of and as representative of the monarch. ... In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Queen-in-Council is the legal designation of the executive branch of government. ... The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable ( or formerly The Honble) is a title of quality attached to the names of certain classes of persons. ...


The cabinet is thus similar in structure and role to the federal Queen's Privy Council for Canada, though smaller in size, and, whereas the federal cabinet is actually a committee of the Queen's Privy Council, the Executive Council of Ontario and Cabinet of Ontario are one and the same. Also unlike the Queen's Privy Council, members of the Ontario Executive Council are not appointed for life, and are not entitled to post nominal letters due to their position. The Privy Council Office as it appeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada (French: Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada) is the council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on the... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Cabinet of Canada (French: Cabinet du Canada or Conseil des ministres) plays an important role in the Government of Canada in accordance with the Westminster System. ...


Most cabinet ministers are the head of a ministry, but this is not always the case. The Lieutenant Governor, advised by the Premier, determines which portfolios will be created. It is then up to the new minister to organize his or her department, and to present legislation for the new ministry if none exists. The most important Cabinet post after that of the Premier (who is officially known as President of the Executive Council) is Minister of Finance, followed by the health portfolio, which has a vast budget and is of central political import. Other powerful portfolios include Education and Energy. A ministry is a department of a government, led by a minister. ...

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Current cabinet

The Cabinet was last changed on October 30, 2007 following the re-election of the Liberals in the general election earlier that month. is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Ontario general election of 2007 was held on October 10, 2007 to elect members (MPPs) of the 39th Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ...

Lieutenant-Governor
His Honour The Honourable David C. Onley (2007-)
Portfolio Minister
Premier of Ontario (List) Dalton McGuinty (2003-)
Deputy Premier of Ontario (List) George Smitherman (2006-)
Minister of Aboriginal Affairs
      and Government House Leader
(List) Michael Bryant (2007-)
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (List) Leona Dombrowsky (2005-)
Attorney General of Ontario (List) Chris Bentley (2007-)
Minister of Children and Youth Services
      and Minister responsible for Women's Issues
(List) Deb Matthews (2007-)
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (List) Michael Chan (2007-)
Minister of Community and Social Services
      and Minister responsible for Francophone Affairs
(List) Madeleine Meilleur (2006-)
Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services (List) Rick Bartolucci (2007-)
Minister of Culture
      and Minister Responsible for Seniors
(List) Aileen Carroll (2007-)
Minister of Economic Development and Trade (List) Sandra Pupatello (2006-)
Minister of Education
(List) Kathleen Wynne (2006-)
Minister Without Portfolio
      and Chair of Cabinet
(List) Gerry Phillips (2008-)
Minister of the Environment (List) John Gerretsen (2007-)
Minister of Finance
      and Chair of Management Board of Cabinet
(List) Dwight Duncan (2007-)
Minister of Government and Consumer Services (List) Ted McMeekin (2007-)
Minister Energy and Infrastructure (List) George Smitherman (2008-)
Minister of Health Promotion (List) Margarett Best (2007-)
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (List) Dalton McGuinty (2007-)
Minister of Labour (List) Brad Duguid (2007-)
Chair of the Management Board of Cabinet (List) Dwight Duncan (2007-)
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (List) Jim Watson (2007-)
Minister of Natural Resources (List) Donna Cansfield (2007-)
Minister of Northern Development and Mines (List) Michael Gravelle (2007-)
Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
      and Deputy Government House Leader
(List) David Caplan (2008-)
Minister of Research and Innovation (List) John Wilkinson (2007-)
Minister of Revenue (List) Monique Smith (2007-)
Minister of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (List) Harinder Takhar (2006-)
Minister of Tourism and Recreation (List) Peter Fonseca (2007-)
Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities (List) John Milloy (2007-)
Minister of Transportation (List) Jim Bradley (2007-)

David C. Onley book Shuttle. ... The Premier of Ontario is the first minister for the Canadian province of Ontario. ... This is a list of the premiers of the province of Ontario, Canada, since Confederation (1867). ... Dalton James Patrick McGuinty, Jr. ... The Deputy Premier of Ontario is the representative of the Premier of Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario when the current Premier is unable to attend functions executed by the Premier. ... The Deputy Premier of Ontario is the representative of the Premier of Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario when the current Premier is unable to attend functions executed by the Premier. ... George Smitherman (b. ... The Ontario Government House Leader is the provincial cabinet minister responsible for planning and managing the governments legislative program in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. ... Michael Bryant (born 1966 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs responsible for agricultural, food and rural affairs with Ontario. ... Leona Dombrowsky (born April 29, 1957) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario is responsible for providing a fair and accessible justice system which reflects the needs of the diverse communities it serves across government and the province. ... The Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario is responsible for providing a fair and accessible justice system which reflects the needs of the diverse communities it serves across government and the province. ... Chris Bentley is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is responsible for services to children and youth in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... The Ontario Womens Directorate is a government agency under the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration responsible for womens issues, specifically: violence against women and economic independence. ... Deborah Drake Matthews (born 1953 in London, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration is responsible for citizenship and immigration issues in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Michael Chan is a Canadian politician. ... The Ministry of Community and Social Services in the Canadian province of Ontario is responsible for social services such as welfare, and disability insurance and community service programs around issues such as homelessness, domestic violence, spousal support and assisted housing for people with disabilities. ... The Office of Francophone Afairs in the Canadian province of Ontario is responsible for the provision of government services to Franco-Ontarian citizens and communities. ... The Honorable Madeleine Meilleur, M.P.P. (November 22, 1948-) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is responsible for law enforcement services in the Canadian province of Ontario, including the Ontario Provincial Police, jails, parole boards, public safety and disaster management. ... Rick Bartolucci (born October 10, 1943 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario representing the Sudbury riding. ... The Ministry of Culture in the Canadian province of Ontario is responsible for services including libraries, museums, and culture and heritage programs. ... Ontario Seniors Secretariat is responsible for senior citizens issues in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Hon. ... The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in the Canadian province of Ontario is responsible for programs to attract and retain business and economic development in the province. ... Sandra Pupatello (October 6, 1962) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities are the agencies of the Government of Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario responsible for government policy, funding, curriculum planning and direction in all levels of public education, including elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities. ... The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities are the agencies of the Ontario government in the Canadian province of Ontario responsible for government policy, funding, curriculum planning and direction in all levels of public education, including elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities. ... Kathleen Wynne is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Gerry Phillips (born September 11, 1940 in London, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ministry of the Environment is responsible for addressing the environmental issues affecting the environmental protection of the Canadian province of Ontario and the World. ... John Gerretsen (born June 9, 1942) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ministry of Finance is responsible for managing the fiscal, financial and related regulatory affairs of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Management Board Secretariat is responsible for advising the Management Board of Cabinet and carrying out its directions with respect to the government’s workforce, money, technology and real estate in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... The Ministry of Finance is a portfolio in the Executive Council of Ontario commonly known as the cabinet. ... The Honourable Dwight Duncan, MBA , BA (born January 3, 1959 in Windsor, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Minister of Government Services is responsible for the delivery and management of government operations. ... Ted McMeekin is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... George Smitherman (b. ... The Ontario government is to be commended for developing a new Ministry of Health Promotion. ... Margarett Best is a Canadian politician. ... Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs is responsible for intergovernmental affairs between the Canadian province of Ontario and the other provinces and territories and the Canadian government. ... Dalton James Patrick McGuinty, Jr. ... The Ministry of Labour is responsible for labour issues in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Brad Duguid is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Management Board Secretariat is responsible for advising the Management Board of Cabinet and carrying out its directions with respect to the government’s workforce, money, technology and real estate in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... The Honourable Dwight Duncan, MBA , BA (born January 3, 1959 in Windsor, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is responsible for municipal affairs and housing in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Jim Watson is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Ministry of Natural Resources is responsible for managing and protecting the natural resources in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... The Honourable Donna H. Cansfield, MPP is politician in Ontario, Canada, who has represented the riding of Etobicoke Centre in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 2003. ... The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines is responsible for the economic development of Northern Ontario, and for mining in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Michael Gravelle (born January 23, 1949) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is the Government of Ontario ministry responsible for administering the health care system and providing services through such programs as health insurance, drug benefits, assistive devices, care for the mentally ill, long-term care, home care, community and public health, and health... In Canada each political party with representation in the House of Commons has a House Leader who is a front bench MP and an expert in parliamentary procedure. ... David Caplan David Caplan (born November 15, 1964) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Minister of Research and Innovation is responsible for promoting research and innovations in the public and private sectors for the potential of all residents of Ontaria. ... There were several famous men named John Wilkinson: John Wilkinson (1728-1808) was a British industrialist who suggested the use of iron for many roles where other materials had previously been used. ... The Minister of Revenue is a cabinet of Ontario position currently held by Michael Chan as the Ontario Minister of Revenue. ... Monique Smith is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ministry of Small Business and Entrepreneurship is an Ontario government ministry established in 2006. ... Harinder Jeet Singh Takhar is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ministry of Tourism and Recreation is responsible for tourism, sport and recreation in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Peter Fonseca (born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1966) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities are the agencies of the Government of Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario responsible for government policy, funding, curriculum planning and direction in all levels of public education, including elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities. ... John Christopher Milloy (born June 29, 1965 in Kitchener, Ontario, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Ontario Ministry of Transportation is an Ontario government ministry responsible for transport infrastructure and law in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... James J. Bradley (born February 19, 1945 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a long-time Ontario Liberal Party politician and MPP in the Ontario legislature. ...

Former Ministries

  • Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal (-2008)
  • Ministry of Energy (-2008)
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (1994-2002)
  • Ministry of Children's Services (10/2003 - 03/2004)
  • Ministry of Citizenship (1987-1995; 2001-2003)
  • Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation (1995-2001)
  • Ministry of Colleges and Universities (1972-1993)
  • Ministry of Community, Family and Children's Services (2002-2003)
  • Ministry of Consumer and Business Services (2003-2005)
  • Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations (1972-2001)
  • Ministry of Correctional Services (1972-1993; 1999-2002)
  • Ministry of Culture and Communications (1987-1993)
  • Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Recreation (1993-1995)
  • Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism (1995-1999)
  • Ministry of Education and Training (1993-1999)
  • Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology (1997-2002)
  • Ministry of Enterprise, Opportunity and Innovation (2002-2003)
  • Ministry of Environment and Energy (1993-1997; 2002)
  • Ministry of Financial Institutions (1986-1993)
  • Ministry of Health (1972-1999)
  • Ministry of Housing (1973-1981; 1985-1995)
  • Ministry of Industry, Trade and Technology (1985-1993)
  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs (1985-1995; 10/2003 - 03/2004)
  • Ministry of Public Safety and Security (2002-2003)
  • Ministry of Skills Development (1985-1993)
  • Ministry of the Solicitor General (1972-1993; 1999-2002)
  • Ministry of the Solicitor General and Correctional Services (1993-1999)
  • Ministry of Tourism (1999-2001)
  • Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Recreation (2001-2002)
  • Ministry of Transportation and Communications (1971-1987)
  • Ministry of Treasury and Economics (1978-1993)
  • Provincial Secretary and Registrar of Ontario (from 1961 Provincial Secretary and Minister of Citizenship) (list) (1867-1975)

The Provincial Secretary and Registrar of Ontario was a senior position in the provincial cabinet of Ontario from before Canadian Confederation until the 1960s. ... The Provincial Secretary and Registrar of Ontario was a senior position in the provincial cabinet of Ontario from before Canadian Confederation until the 1960s. ...

References

http://www.premier.gov.on.ca/team/default.asp


See also

  • Order of precedence in Ontario

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