Leal promoted in provincial shuffle

Peterborough, ON, Canada / (CHEXTV)

Premier Kathleen Wynne has given MPP Jeff Leal an expanded role in her cabinet.

“Today, I was pleased to be appointed Minister Responsible for Small Business in addition to my responsibilities as Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, a portfolio I am very pleased to continue championing,” Leal said, adding that the appointment “speaks to our government’s balanced plan” to grow the economy by creating jobs.

“I look forward to learning more about the opportunities and challenges that exist for small businesses in Ontario, continuing my work with our great stakeholders across the Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs portfolio and assisting the Peterborough small business community in my new capacity,” he said.

Peterborough Chamber president Stu Harrison says it’s good news for the riding:

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