Nathalie Des Rosiers is the new Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).
The Ottawa-Vanier MPP is one of three new female ministers in a Cabinet shuffle announced today (January 17) by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Five other women in Cabinet were moved to other positions.
A newcomer to Cabinet, Des Rosiers replaces Kathryn McGarry, who becomes the new Minister of Transportation.
As Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, Des Rosiers is responsible for managing Ontario’s natural resources (including fish and wildlife, Crown lands and forests, and provincial parks) as well as managing forest fires and surface water (flooding, droughts).
While Des Rosiers will be working at Queen’s Park in Toronto, the ministry’s headquarters is located at Robinson Place on Water Street in downtown Peterborough, which houses more than 1,000 government employees.