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Leardi gets new role within the Ford Government

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Essex MPP Anthony Leardi has a new job within the provincial government.


Premier Doug Ford announced updated parliamentary assistant roles last Thursday, with a total of 38 MPPs getting reassigned roles. Leardi’s new role will be as the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.


“We all know how important agriculture is to the Riding of Essex. And, of course, we all know that good things grow in Ontario!" said ] Leardi, in a news release issued by his office. "I'm looking forward to working with Minister Lisa Thompson on agricultural initiatives, such as recognizing the important work done by veterinarians and vet techs through new laws that are being considered by the Ontario Legislative Assembly as we speak."


Leardi is also the deputy whip for the Progressive Conservative caucus. He will continue in that role. He started his new role with the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs last Thursday, the same day as the announcement.


His former parliamentary assistant role was to the Minister of Mines.


"The Minister of Mines, George Pirie, has a lifetime of experience in the mining industry. It was an honour working with such an experienced minister. There is a bright and important future for mining in Ontario, and especially in the critical minerals sector,” said Leardi.


New roles for other area Progressive Conservative MPPs include Windsor-Tecumseh MPP Andrew Dowie now serving as parliamentary assistant for the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. Chatham-Kent-Leamington MPP Trevor Jones will now serve as the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. Leardi gets new role within the Ford Government

By Ron Giofu

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