Monday, June 17, 2024

Ontario’s labour minister Monte McNaughton leaving cabinet for private sector job

Monte McNaughton who served as Ontario’s minister of labour, immigration, training and skills development from June 20, 2019 to September 22, 2023 has announced his resignation from cabinet effective immediately.

“It has been the honour of a lifetime to serve the people of Ontario as Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development for more than four years,” McNaughton said.

The third minister to resign from Doug Ford’s cabinet this month, McNaughton stated that his decision to step down is not because of the Greenbelt controversy.

He said his decision is “completely unrelated to those events” and that he made it because “it’s the right one for me and my family”.

McNaughton’s departure is seen as a big blow to Premier Ford as he held one of the top jobs in the provincial government.

“I’m very grateful for Monte’s work as a key member of our team, both as minister of infrastructure and, more recently, minister of labour, immigration, training, and skills development,” Ford said in a statement.

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