Cabinet committees are very important in the provincial legislative and policy process. In previous governments, only ministers were members of these powerful committees. Under the current government, members of provincial parliament (MPPs) who are not ministers have been appointed to sit on cabinet committees and, in many cases, serve as chair. The committees provide recommendations to the cabinet. The final decisions are made by the minister and cabinet.
For more information on who controls the future of healthcare in Ontario, please refer to the website of the Office of the Premier. It provides lists of the cabinet ministers, including biographies, and ministries.