TORONTO – Kenora’s Greg Rickford is returning to Premier Doug Ford’s cabinet, albeit with a slightly reduced portfolio.
Ford on Friday announced his 30-team inner circle, naming Rickford as minister of northern development and minister of Indigenous Affairs.
Prior to the election, the 54-year-old was minister of northern development, mines, natural resources and forestry.
Grayden Smith was named minister of natural resources and forestry, while George Pirie was made minister of mines, with a mandate to develop the Ring of Fire.
Thunder Bay-Atikokan newly elected first-time MPP Kevin Holland was not named to cabinet, which was not a huge surprise given his rookie status at Queen’s Park.