In a recent cabinet shuffle Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty removed the current agriculture minister Leona Dombrowsky who had held the post since 2005. She was replaced with former backbencher from Huron-Bruce Carol Mitchell . After doing a little reading I found that between 2003-2006 she worked as the parliamentary assistant to then agriculture minister Steve Peters, which should be helpful in her new position. With a background in local rural politics she seems well suited in my opinion for the position, also some of the policies she lists on her website including her backing of high skills majors in high schools seem interesting to me. Coming from the Huron county a highly productive and rapidly changing agricultural area, she should have a good understanding of the major agricultural policy decisions that will need to be made over the next few years.
Carol Mitchell Promoted to Agriculture Minister