Jeff Leal Named as Ontario Agriculture Minister; OMAFRA Reunited


Jeff_Leal___ContentFor a year and a half, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Rural Affairs have had separate leaders, after premier Kathleen Wynne split the ministry to take on the agriculture portfolio herself in February 2013.

See the entire new cabinet here.

On the heels of the June 12 majority win by the provincial Liberals, premier Wynne has named her new cabinet and has tapped Jeff Leal, MPP for the riding of Peterborough, as agriculture and rural affairs minister, bringing the two ministries back under one banner.

Leal was most recently minister of rural affairs, but has also served as party whip and has been involved in several parliamentary committees since first becoming an MPP in 2003.

Check out Leal’s parliamentary resume here.

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