Premier Wynne Shuffles Her Cabinet Impacting Two of our Key Ministries

Wednesday Jan 24, 2018

Author: NOTO

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Premier Wynne Shuffles Her Cabinet Impacting Two of our Key Ministries

On January 15th, 2018, Premier Wynne announced a shuffle of cabinet ministers that would see changes in both the Ministry of Natural Resource and Forestry and the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport as well as a number of other Ministries.

The new Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is Nathalie Des Rosiers from Ottawa-Vanier.  This will be Des Rosier’s first Cabinet position.  She previously served as the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Housing and prior to that the parliamentary assistant to the Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues.

Her background is law.  She received her Master of Laws from Harvard University and is a well-known professor and constitutional law expert. For more background on Nathalie Des Rosier, visit:

Daiene Vernile, of Kitchener, will serve now as Minister of Tourism, Culture & Sport (MTCS). This is Vernile’s first cabinet position as well. She is a former CTV broadcast journalist who has served as parliamentary assistant for two different Ministers since 2016.  Those Ministers include the Minister of Research and Innovation as well as the Minister of Transportation.

For more background information on Daiene Vernile visit:

Former MNRF Minister McGarry will move on to be Minister of Transportation and former MTCS Minister will move on to become President of the Treasury Board Responsible for Digital Government. 

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