The newcomers in Premier Doug Ford's cabinet - 2019-06-20

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F94.png The newcomers in Premier Doug Ford's cabinet June 20, 2019, Toronto Star

The MPPs vaulting from the back benches into Premier Doug Ford's cabinet are a mix of political veterans and newcomers: Paul Calandra (Markham-Stouffville), Government House Leader:

Calandra worked as an insurance broker before entering politics. He was first elected as a federal Conservative MP in 2008 and defeated in the Trudeau Liberal sweep of 2015. During that period, he served as parliamentary secretary to then-prime minister Stephen Harper. Since last June, he has been parliamentary assistant to Greg Rickford, minister of energy, northern development and mines. Doug Downey (Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte), Attorney General: A former city councillor in Orillia, Downey is a lawyer specializing in real estate and co-founder of a legal firm. Most recently he served as parliamentary assistant to Vic Fedeli in the finance ministry, helping to prepare the Ford government's first budget.

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