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Ford Government: Government and Changes Signal

ford government: One example is the elimination of the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, according to National Observer. The changes signal the initial steps the Ford government is taking to reduce the cost and size of government, as the Tories promised to do in the last election. These are among some of the details of the first cabinet in Ontario Progressive Conservative Premier Doug Ford's new government. ; Ford eliminated or altered some of the ministries of the former Liberal government, reducing the size of cabinet to 21 from 29 and signalling some changed priorities by renaming and merging some responsibilities. Opposition parties were less than enthusiastic about the government's new look, criticizing the premier for merging Indigenous affairs with energy, mines and northern affairs; adding Francophone affairs to the attorney general's portfolio; and replacing the Ministry of the Status of Women with women's issues responsibilities in another portfolio. He is the former chair of Postmedia and former president and CEO of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. Rod Phillips was named minister of the environment, conservation and parks. ( As reported in the news.