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Rickford named to Ford's cabinet

Kenora MPP will be minister of northern development and minister of Indigenous affairs.
Greg Rickford
Greg Rickford, Ontario's minister of energy, northern development and mines and Indigenous affairs, speaks at the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association conference in Thunder Bay on Friday, April 26, 2019. (FILE)

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.

Leith Dunick

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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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