Executive Council of Ontario

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Executive Council of Ontario
Conseil des ministres de l'Ontario
NicknameCabinet of Ontario
FormationJuly 20, 1867
(156 years ago)
Charles III
Represented by
Edith Dumont, Lieutenant Governor
Vic Fedeli, Chair of Cabinet
Government of Ontario
The Ontario Cabinet of 1891. Clockwise, starting at centre foreground: O. Mowat, A.S. Hardy, J.M. Gibson, R. Harcourt, E.H. Bronson, J. Dryden, G.W. Ross, C.F. Fraser.

The Executive Council of Ontario (French: Conseil des ministres de l'Ontario), often informally referred to as the Cabinet of Ontario (French: Cabinet de l'Ontario), is the cabinet of the Canadian province of Ontario. It comprises ministers of the provincial Crown, who are selected by the premier of Ontario (the first minister of the Crown) and appointed by the lieutenant governor. The activities of the Government of Ontario are directed by the Executive Council.

The Executive Council is almost always made up of members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Though the lieutenant governor does not generally attend Cabinet meetings, directives issued by the Crown on the advice of the ministers are said to be ordered by the Lieutenant Governor-in-Council. Ministers hold the honorific prefix "The Honourable" while members of the council.

The Cabinet is similar in structure and role to the federal Privy Council for Canada, though smaller in size, and, whereas the federal Cabinet is actually a committee of the Privy Council, the Executive Council of Ontario and Cabinet of Ontario are one and the same. Also, unlike the Privy Council, members of the Ontario Executive Council are not appointed for life, and are not entitled to post-nominal letters.

Current Cabinet[edit]

Doug Ford and his Cabinet were sworn in by Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell on June 29, 2018, following the 2018 general election. This is the current cabinet of Ontario:[1]

Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant governor Term
Edith Dumont (2023–present)


Premier Portfolio Since
Doug Ford Premier of Ontario 2018
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs

Other ministers

Minister Portfolio Since
Peter Bethlenfalvy Minister of Finance 2020
Paul Calandra Government House Leader 2019
Minister of Legislative Affairs 2021
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing 2023
Raymond Cho Minister of Seniors and Accessibility 2018
Stan Cho Minister of Long Term Care 2023
Doug Downey Attorney General 2019
Jill Dunlop Minister of Colleges and Universities 2021
Vic Fedeli Chair of Cabinet 2018
Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade 2019
Michael Ford Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism 2022
Michael Parsa Minister of Children, Community and Social Services 2023
Parm Gill Minister of Red Tape Reduction 2022
Sylvia Jones Deputy Premier 2022
Minister of Health
Michael Kerzner Solicitor General of Ontario 2022
Stephen Lecce Minister of Education 2019
Neil Lumsden Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport 2022
David Piccini Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development 2023
Caroline Mulroney Minister of Francophone Affairs 2018
President of the Treasury Board 2023
Nina Tangri Associate Minister of Housing 2023
Andrea Khanjin Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks 2023
George Pirie Minister of Mines 2022
Todd McCarthy Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery 2023
Greg Rickford Minister of Northern Development 2021
Minister of Indigenous Affairs
Prabmeet Sarkaria Minister of Transportation 2023
Graydon Smith Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry 2022
Todd Smith Minister of Energy 2021
Kinga Surma Minister of Infrastructure 2021
Vijay Thanigasalam Associate Minister of Transportation 2023
Lisa Thompson Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs 2021
Michael Tibollo Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions 2019
Charmaine Williams Associate Minister of Women's Social and Economic Opportunity 2022

Former portfolios[edit]

Ontario Shadow Cabinet[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ministers | Legislative Assembly of Ontario". www.ola.org. Retrieved 2022-06-25.

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