Less than a year after splitting Ontario’s Economic Development and Trade ministries to better focus on the economy, Premier Dalton McGuinty reunited the ministries for the same reason yesterday in a minor cabinet shuffle.

Sandra Pupatello spent the past nine months travelling the world as economic development minister, trying to drum up business for Ontario, and now it's time to bring her back to head a reunited ministry with trade and small business, McGuinty told reporters.

McGuinty angered the opposition parties by failing to remove David Caplan as health minister as part of the shuffle, something the Conservatives and New Democrats have been demanding for weeks because of a spending scandal at eHealth Ontario.

As for the shuffle, McGuinty did not promote or demote anyone from the cabinet table and simply realigned several ministries.