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Ontario names new ag minister in shuffle

A southwestern Ontario MPP from one of the province's key farming regions will be Premier Dalton McGuinty's new agriculture minister.

McGuinty on Monday announced a thorough cabinet shuffle that will see Carol Mitchell, the two-term MPP for Huron-Bruce and a former parliamentary assistant to the minister of agriculture (2003-06), become Ontario's minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs.