Tracy MacCharles is returning to the condo file as Ontario’s minister of government and consumer services after a minor cabinet shuffle sparked by David Orazietti’s departure from provincial politics. MacCharles, who retains her post as minister responsible for accessibility, first served as minister of consumer services from February 2013 to June 2014. During this period, when the Condominium Act review that ultimately produced sweeping legislative reforms was ongoing, she announced the province’s plans to license condominium managers.
MacCharles replaces outgoing minister of government and consumer services Marie-France Lalonde, who becomes the minister of community safety and correctional services and remains the minister responsible for Francophone affairs. Lalonde’s new cabinet post was vacated by David Orazietti, who is retiring from provincial politics. Orazietti previously served as minister of government and consumer services, in between MacCharles’ and Lalonde’s tenures in the position.