Kathleen will appoint herself as Minister of Agriculture in swearing-in ceremony
By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
Premier-designate Kathleen Wynne will be sworn-in on Monday, as the new Ontario Premier along with her new cabinet. Wynne has already announced that in addition to being Premier she will also appoint herself as Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for at least one year, with hopes of raising the Liberal profile in rural ridings, where the Liberals were wiped out in the 2011 general election.
The reaction to her unusual appointment as Minister of Agriculture has garnered mixed reaction, with some saying that this move will be good for rural Ontario with the focus of the Premier, while others are raising concerns over her being an Urban MPP from Toronto siting concerns about a potential lack of understanding or rural and agriculture issues, there is also concern that she will be taking on too much – and will not be able to focus sufficiently on critical issues.
The swearing-in ceremony will take place Monday afternoon.