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TIAO Welcomes Ontario’s New Minister of Tourism, Culture and Gaming

TIAO Welcomes Ontario’s New Minister of Tourism, Culture and Gaming
13 Jun 2024 by Jessica Ng

Late last week, the Province announced a substantial cabinet shuffle, along with the creation of some new positions. In the wake of the cabinet shuffle, TIAO welcomes the Honourable Stan Cho to the tourism portfolio as Ontario’s new Minister of Tourism, Culture and Gaming! We will be meeting with Minister Cho in the coming weeks and look forward to working with him and his team to advance the growth potential and sustainability of the tourism industry.  


We thank Minister Lumsden and his team for their leadership and collaboration over the past two years, and we congratulate him on his new portfolio as Minister of Sport. We also congratulate the Honourable Sam Oosterhoff, who has moved from the tourism portfolio and has been appointed Associate Minister of Energy-Intensive Industries as part of the Ministry of Energy and Electrification.  


Other notable changes to the Cabinet include:  

  • Rob Flack becomes Minister of Farming, Agriculture and Agribusiness 
  • Stephen Lecce becomes Minister of Energy and Electrification 
  • Todd Smith becomes Minister of Education 
  • Vijay Thanigasalam becomes Associate Minister of Housing as part of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 
  • Greg Rickford becomes Minister of Indigenous Affairs and First Nations Economic Reconciliation and remains Minister of Northern Development 


We are in the process of reaching out to Ministers as they settle into their new portfolios and have requested to meet at their earliest convenience. Stay tuned for updates.  

Jessica Ng

Director of Policy and Government Affairs
Tourism Industry Association of Ontario