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Premier-designate Kathleen Wynne turned to her leadership rivals and some Liberal backbenchers for key positions in her new cabinet, which will be sworn-in Monday afternoon.

Sources said leadership contender Charles Sousa, a former banker, will become Ontario’s new finance minister, taking over from Dwight Duncan, who will officially resign his Windsor seat on Thursday.

Nelson Wiseman, a political science professor at the University of Toronto, had expected Sousa would become finance minister after he dropped out following the leadership convention’s second ballot to support Wynne.

Sousa shrewdly sort of positioned himself

“Sousa shrewdly sort of positioned himself for that (portfolio), and he really raised his profile in this leadership race,” said Wiseman.

The sources said former school board trustee Liz Sandals will become Ontario’s education minister, tasked with trying to rebuild the Liberals’ relations with teachers who are angry over having contracts imposed on them.

Sandals, who served as president…

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