The Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry has been ousted from Cabinet.

Premier Doug Ford shuffled his cabinet earlier today and Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski is no longer Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. He is being replaced by Greg Rickford MPP for Kenora-Rainy River.

The position will be a combined role of Minister of Northern Development, Mining, Natural Resources, and Forestry, as well as Indigenous Affairs.

Among the most notable change today Merrilee Fullerton has been demoted from her role as Minister of Long-Term Care and will now take on the role of Minister of Children, Community and Social Services. High-profile Cabinet Ministers keeping their positions include Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott and Minister of Education Stephen Lecce.

With files from by Wendy Gray