9:30 a.m., Jan. 13)
Ottawa-Orléans MPP given new appointment as corrections
By Fred Sherwin
MPP Marie-France Lalonde has been appointed
as the province's new Minister of Community
Safety and Correctional Services. File photo
Lalonde has a new job. The Ottawa-Orléans MPP has
been appointed as the new Minister of Community Safety
and Correctional Services in a mini-Cabinet shuffle announced
by Premier Kathleen Wynne on Thursday.
who is a first term MPP, replaces David Orazietti in her
new role after having served as the Minister of Government
and Consumer Services for the past seven months. Orazietti
recently resigned to spend more time with his family.
is the third Minister of Community Safety and Correctional
Services in the past seven months. The new appointment
will not effect the MPP's ongoing position as the Minister
Responsible for Francophone Affairs.
Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services,
Lalonde will oversee the Ontario Provincial Police and
the province's 30 prisons, jails and detention centres,
including the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre on Innes
Road which is located within her riding.
OCDC has been under scrutiny for a variety of issues from
the use of shower stalls as cells, constant labour unrest,
understaffing and, most recently, startling revelations
about the mistreatment of inmates in solitary confinement.
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