Doug Ford's Cabinet Seriously Lacks Diversity And Ontarians Are Not Happy About It
Ontarians don't think his cabinet is "For the People."
Doug Ford was officially sworn in as the Premier of Ontario today and so were the 20 other members of his cabinet. The cabinet is made up of Conservative MPPs who are in charge of the different Ministries in Ontario.
Ford's selections were kept secret until the swearing-in ceremony this morning, but now that they have been announced, people are not happy for one big reason. There is a major lack of representation.
The Ontario government sent out a press release announcing who the cabinet was made of and even though the release said it was the first government "for the people" the people of Ontario seem to disagree.
Out of 21 cabinet ministers, including Doug Ford, there are only seven women. On top of that MPP Raymond Cho is the only visible minority represented, everyone else is white. And if that isn't enough, people in parts of southern Ontario like Windsor and the Niagara region feel slighted that they aren't represented either, with no MPPs from those areas being selected.
People are expressing their reactions on Reddit and some people are surprised at the lack of representation given the diversity within the whole Conservative party right now.
On the flipside, others are not really shocked given the historic nature of the PC party to be a "grandfatherly" party.
Some prominent new cabinet ministers include Christine Elliot and Caroline Mulroney who both ran against Ford for the leadership of the party, and Vic Fedeli who was the interim party leader.
Find the full list of cabinet ministers and their roles here.