Ford defends the decision to appoint a multicultural nephew minister

Ontario Prime Minister Doug Ford upheld his decision to appoint his nephew’s minister of civil rights and multiculturalism on Monday, with newly elected members representing one of the state’s most diverse communities. He said he spent many years.

Ford was asked about his appointment at a joint news conference with Toronto Mayor John Torrey — he asked the first question since he introduced his new 30-person cabinet last week.

The Prime Minister said his nephew Michael Ford had “rich experience” and was previously a councilor of the Toronto City Council and schools.

“I think he’ll do a very good job,” Doug Ford said on Monday. “He has a lot of knowledge and is probably an elected official longer than 60 percent of our caucuses.”

He said Etobicoke North, the ward represented by his nephew in the city council, is “probably one of the most multicultural areas of the state.”

The Tories, who worked with Michael Ford while on the council and appointed him to the Police Services Commission in the meantime, described him as “thoughtful” and “diligent.”

“He understands not only his community, but others. It’s one of the most multicultural communities in Toronto, if not all of Canada,” he said. “So give him a chance.”

The cabinet presented on Friday has many ministers in the same role they played under Ford’s last government, including important files such as housing and education.

Among the changes was the appointment of former Solicitor Sylvia Jones as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health.

In addition to Michael Ford, Michael Carsner, a bioscience and technology entrepreneur elected at the York Center, and Graydon Smith, a former mayor of Bracebridge, Ontario, will serve as Minister of Natural Resources. There were some new faces. And forestry.

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