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Matthews Out, Broten In
October 7, 2009 permalink
In a cabinet reshuffle, Laurel Broten has replaced Deb Matthews as Minister of Children and Youth Services.
Matthews, Broten take on new provincial roles
By Communications Staff, Wednesday, October 7, 2009
University of Western Ontario grads Deb Matthews and Laurel Broten have new responsibilities in the McGuinty government.
Following the recent report of the Auditor General on problems at eHealth and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Premier Dalton McGuinty appointed Matthews (London North Centre MPP) as the new Minister of Health, following the resignation of David Caplan.
Matthews, who recently completed her PhD in social demography at Western, was previously Ontario's Minister of Children and Youth Services.
The goal in her new role will be to strive to achieve lower wait times in emergency rooms, improve care for diabetics and get more Ontario families access to a doctor, nurse or nurse practitioner.
Matthews also ensures that procurement rules in the ministry and its agencies are followed, and that taxpayer dollars are protected.
Broten, a Law graduate, replaces Matthews as Minister of Children and Youth Services. Her portfolio focuses on improving the lives of children and youth by reducing child poverty and getting all children off to the best start in life.
Broten (MPP Etobicoke – Lakeshore) also becomes Minister Responsible for Women's Issues.
Source: Western News (University of Western Ontario)