MPP Jim Wilson gets cabinet post

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Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson is a cabinet minister in Doug Ford’s new provincial Progressive Conservative majority government. 

Wilson will serve as Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. 

“It’s always a tremendous honour to be asked to serve in cabinet by the Premier and I look forward to this new challenge,” said Wilson in a media release. 

In last month’s election, Wilson received 34,094 votes, compared to 13,444 for NDP candidate David Matthews, 8,780 for Liberal Dan Hambly, 4,192 for Green Jesseca Perry and 453 for John Wright. 

“This is an exciting time for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario,” said Wilson. “For the first time in 15 years, we will form a government under the leadership of Premier Doug Ford. I look forward to serving in this new government and I am excited about the future and the opportunities to do great work for all Ontarians. This will truly be a government for the people.”

He listed his priorities for the term in office as: the redevelopment of Collingwood General and Marine Hospital and Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston; opening four new beds at Hospice Georgian Triangle Campbell House; reviewing the decision to close the Ontario Tree Seed Plant in Angus; new washrooms for Wasaga Beach and clean-up of the waterfront. 

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