Todd Smith, MPP for Prince Edward-Hastings, has been named Minister of Government and Consumer Services in Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s recently unveiled cabinet. This cabinet posting makes Smith the new point person on the condo file in the provincial government.
Smith was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2011 and most recently served as energy critic in its last sitting. In addition to moving into the top post at the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Smith will serve as Government House Leader.
He will be joined in Premier Ford’s cabinet by colleague Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, who will be heading up the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. This marks the beginning of Clark’s fourth term in the Ontario legislature, where he served as deputy leader of the official opposition in the last sitting.