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Ministry of Energy (Ontario)

Ministry of Energy
Ministère de l’Énergie  (French)
Ministry overview
Preceding Ministry
  • Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology
JurisdictionGovernment of Ontario
Ministers responsible
  • Hon. Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines
  • Dave Smith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines with responsibility for Energy

The Ministry of Energy’s responsibility is ensuring that Ontario's electricity system functions with reliability and productivity, and promoting innovation in the energy sector. In April 2002, it was renamed the Ministry of Energy, with the newly created Ministry of Enterprise, Opportunity and Innovation taking over responsibility for its science and technology portfolio.[1] It was integrated as the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure between 2007 and 2010, before it was split back into the Ministry of Energy on August 18, 2010.

The Minister of Energy is the Honourable Greg Rickford.


Several agencies and crown corporations are under the Ministry:

From 1974 to 1999 Ontario Hydro reported to the Minister, but the public utility was broken up into various agencies and crown corporations. Prior to 1974 Ontario Hydro reported to Commissioners appointed by the Premier and a few were Ministers without Portfolio.

The Commission was headed by a Chairman:

List of Ministers

Energy Resources

Energy Resource and Management



  1. ^ "Eves' picks raise fears of deficits, Tories say". National Post, 16 April 2002.

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