VAUGHAN, ONT. — Premier Doug Ford unveiled the new provincial cabinet members June 24 in a ceremony at Queen’s Park in Toronto and Richard Lyall, president of the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON), released a statement the newly appointed ministers.
Lyall said RESCON is looking forward to working with Steve Clark again in his role as minister of municipal affairs and housing.
“With Ontario’s population surpassing 15 million, it is important that industry and government work together to achieve the goal of building 1.5 million new homes over the next 10 years,” said Lyall. “Implementing recommendations of the Housing Affordability Task Force will help achieve that target. We are eager to engage with the Minister on a path to implementation of all 55 recommendations.”
RESCON is also pleased Monte McNaughton will stay in his role as minister of labour, immigration, training and skills development.
“He has been a champion for getting more people into the trades, including young people and underrepresented groups,” Lyall said. “We are looking forward to engaging with him to ensure that we have a sustainable supply of skilled labour to build much-needed new homes. This will require both domestic recruitment and retention, as well as reforming the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program to allow more immigrants to come to Ontario to work.”