Brampton MPP Promoted to Provincial Cabinet


Premier Kathleen Wynne announced some major changes to her cabinet on January 17, 2018, and a Brampton MPP has made provincial ranks.

This past Wednesday, Wynne revealed a cabinet shuffle that brings eight women into roles as ministers. Three of those women are new ministers on Wynne’s cabinet, and Brampton-Springdale MPP Harinder Malhi is one of them.

Alongside her role as MPP, Malhi has joined the provincial ranks as the Minister for the Status of Women, replacing Halton MPP Indira Naidoo-Harris, who is now the Minister of Education.

Malhi was elected as the MPP for Brampton-Springdale in June 2014. 

Now, she is the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports, and she has previously served as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Women's Issues. 

In 2010, Malhi was also elected as a Peel District School Board Trustee, representing Brampton Wards 9 and 10 on the school board, where she served for three and a half years. 

Of course, she is not only a Brampton MPP, Malhi is also a Brampton resident. She has lived and worked in the Brampton area for almost two decades — 18 years. 

As previously mentioned, there are two other new women on the cabinet — Nathalie Des Rosiers, MPP for Ottawa-Vanier as the new Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, and Daiene Vernile, MPP for Kitchener Centre, as Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

Here is what the other changes to Wynne’s cabinet look like, according to the province:

  • Mitzie Hunter becomes Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development
  • Eleanor McMahon becomes President of the Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for Digital Government
  • Kathryn McGarry becomes Minister of Transportation
  • Indira Naidoo-Harris becomes Minister of Education and remains Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care
  • Steven Del Duca becomes Minister of Economic Development and Growth.

This is a very interesting time for Wynne to shuffle her cabinet, with an election looming in June. 

That said, you can take a look at Wynne’s full cabinet here.

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