Jul 31, 2017
By Christine Ross
A mini cabinet shuffled at Queens Park Monday was triggered by the departure of the Environment Minister. Glen Murray is leaving his cabinet position immediately and will resign his Toronto Centre seat on September 1 to take a job with environmental think-tank Pembina Institute. The announcement comes as a surprise, as Murray had previously indicated he would run again in next year’s provincial election. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne shuffled a few members of her cabinet this morning, a move triggered by the departure of her environment minister to the Pembina Institute. Chris Ballard, who had been serving as Ontario’s housing minister, moves to the environment portfolio, and Peter Milczyn is promoted to cabinet to take over at housing.