Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford announced a cabinet shuffle Monday afternoon after the resignation of his Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark earlier in the day.
Paul Calandra to replace Steve Clark as housing minister
Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced a cabinet shuffle after the resignation of Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark earlier in the day.
Clark, who resigned amidst pushback for his ministry’s handling of the Greenbelt land swaps will be replaced by Paul Calandra according to a news release issued by the premier’s office. Calandra was previously the long-term care minister.
The rest of the shuffle is as follows:
- Prabmeet Sarkaria becomes minister of transportation.
- Caroline Mulroney, previously minister of transportation, becomes president of the Treasury Board.
- Stan Cho becomes minister of long-term care.
- Rob Flack becomes associate minister of housing.
- Todd McCarthy becomes associate minister of transportation reporting to the minister of transportation.
- Nina Tangri becomes associate minister of small business reporting to the minister of economic development, job creation and trade.
Calandra will maintain his title of government house leader, the premier’s office said. Mulroney will still be minister of Francophone affairs.
All other ministers are keeping their portfolios, the release said.
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Every Child Matters! The 3rd Annual Montreal March for the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation to take place on September 30
Members of the media are encouraged to schedule interviews 60-90 minutes in advance for background and preview stories.
Date: Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Time: 1pm (media spokespersons will be on-site at 11:30am)
Location: Parc Jeanne-Mance (near the Monument Cartier)
Montreal, September 28, 2023 – On Saturday, Montrealer’s will be gathering for the 3rd Annual March for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This year’s peaceful march is organized by The Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal and Resilience Montreal, and will highlight continued struggles for justice and dignity in Indigenous communities.
Since the first discovery of mass graves in 2021, searches across the country are ongoing near former Indian Residential Schools and that number has doubled.
Na’kuset, E.D. of NWSM: “This day needs to be more about challenging systemic discrimination, taking accountability, and creating justice. History will now have to be rewritten and we need your help with empowering Indigenous children.”
David Chapman, E.D. of Resilience Montreal: “The legacy of residential schools continues into the present. There is a significant over-representation of Indigenous people among the homeless population of Montreal. They are frequently the children of residential school survivors. Until this reality is taken seriously, we will not end homelessness.”
Ann Deer, Board Member of Resilience Montreal: “My vision is to build a safe community for the next seven generations.”
We call upon the community in the spirit of reconciliation, to join us in this walk with their friends, families, and allies to listen and learn from our speakers and walk in our moccasins. We encourage participants to bring their drums, posters, and banners.
Canadian Congress Announces National Transformation Campaign and Inaugural Nation Builder Awards at Canada Leadership Summit and Gala
Toronto, September 28, 2023 – The Canadian Congress is thrilled to announce its groundbreaking campaign for national transformation, which will be officially launched at the Canada Leadership Summit and Gala 2023. The event will take place from Friday, October 6th, 2023, to Sunday, October 8th, 2023, at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel, 5875 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1N1.The campaign’s kickoff event will feature a press conference hosted by the executives of the Canadian Congress on Inclusive Diversity & Workplace Equity, along with dignitaries and professionals who will be speaking throughout the three-day summit. According to Alex Ihama, the Executive Director of the Canadian Congress, “In the face of numerous crises, from elevated unemployment rates to increased violent crime and distressing suicide attempts, it is imperative that we address pressing issues. Despite heightened awareness of social justice, racism, discrimination, hate crimes, and mental health challenges continue at unprecedented levels. We believe it’s time to unite leaders from all backgrounds to strategize support for marginalized, minoritized, and racialized communities. It’s time to recognize those who work tirelessly on behalf of our nation’s citizens while inspiring and empowering others to build a brighter future.” Event Highlights: **- Friday, October 6, 2023, at 5:30 p.m.**: Summit Kickoff and Reception **- Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 7:30 a.m.**: National Prayer Breakfast **- Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.**: Workshops, Speeches, Panels **- Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 5:30 p.m.**: Nation Builder Awards & Gala **- Sunday, October 8, 2023, at 10:30 a.m.**: Canada Thanksgiving Day Service The event will honour twelve remarkable Canadians who have made extraordinary contributions to the nation and the cause of social justice. Awardees, speakers, and panellists include trailblazers such as:
- Hon. Jean Augustine, the first Black woman member of parliament in Canada and the one who made the motion for Black History Month to be recognized in Canada.
- Senator Don Oliver, the first Black male to sit in the Senate and the second Black Canadian appointed to the chamber.
- Dr. Wendy Cukier, the founder and academic director of the Diversity Institute at the Toronto Metropolitan University, the premier organization for social-justice-related research and data.
- Senator Bernadette Clement, the first female and Black mayor of Cornwall, Ontario; and Roberto Hausman, a humanitarian and advocate for the homeless across Canada.
- Senator Jane McCallum, a dentist and an advocate for health care and social justice issues, and the first Indigenous person and woman to serve as the new chancellor of Brandon University, Manitoba.
- Courtney Betty, the lead principal in the one-billion-dollar class action suit against the Government of Canada for decades of racism against its Black employees.
Sasha@sashastoltzpublicity.com or call 416.579.4804. About the Canadian Congress on Inclusive Diversity & Workplace Equity: The Canadian Congress on Inclusive Diversity & Workplace Equity is one of the largest and most distinguished social justice organizations organization committed to fostering inclusion, diversity, and equitable workplaces across Canada. Formed in 2020 only a few months after the murder of George Floyd in response to the critical need for an organization that can streamline the purposes of many other community organizations, institutions, and government agencies to foster inclusive diversity and workplace equity, the Canadian Congress has become a veritable force in the space of transformational leadership, social justice, human rights, and the empowerment of people across the nation. Known for a list of prestigious clientele and some of the largest inspiring, empowering and transformational events in Canada, bringing people together from all works of life to deliberate on socioeconomic and social justice issues, while equipping thousands of leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, and other kinds of professionals together, the voice of Canadian Congress has been consistently sought after through its Executive Director, Nosakhare Alex Ihama, by the Parliament and also the Senate of Canada, as well as other major news outlets across the country and beyond.Others include Dr. Ardavan Eizadirad, a professor at Wilfrid Laurier University and Executive Director of Youth Association for Academics, Athletics, and Character Education (YAAACE) in the Jane and Finch community; Pauline Christine, the former president of the Black Business and Professional Association; Svetlana Ratnikova, the founder and head of Immigrant Women in Business (IWB), one of the largest organizations that are helping women immigrant to start and prosper in business upon arrival to Canada; and Drs. Peter and Pat Morgan, renowned global ambassadors for national transformation and unity. The Canada Leadership Summit and Gala 2023 promises a series of engaging workshops, inspirational speeches, and thought-provoking panel discussions centred around leadership, business, and community. Organizers invite individuals from all walks of life to join the forefront of change by registering at [www.canadaleadershipsummit.com]. Media Inquiries & Event RSVP please contact Sasha Stoltz Publicity at
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