Reaction To New Cabinet

The new provincial cabinet appointments mean Premier Kathleen Wynne is no longer serving as Agriculture Minister and farmers are debating whether a dedicated minister in Jeff Leal is better.

Director at Large with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture Louis Roesch feels the group did get attention from the premier.

“We are of the impression from what happened in the past with the premier being the number one person to go to the reaction and action on things was much faster and better,” he says. “We’re going to talk to her and ask her to keep her finger in the pot.”

Roesch has also been working on rural infrastructure issues and is hoping that progress on streamlining repairs of bridges and drains won’t be slowed down by minsters getting used to new portfolios.