Critics ask: where's the diversity?

Ontario's brand new Progressive Conservative government is already taking hits for a perceived lack of diversity. 

Shortly before officially taking the reigns of the province, yesterday Doug Ford announced the 20 ministers tasked with helping him shepherd the new government's agenda of fiscal restraint.    

But while the cabinet drew praise for enlisting members with considerable public and private sector experience, critics also noted that only seven women and one visible minority have seats on the front benches.  

Some opposition members say the cabinet doesn't reflect the diversity of either the Tory caucus or the province as a whole.   

Newly elected New Democrat Sarah Singh, whose party is now the official Opposition in the legislature, says the image of the predominantly male, white cabinet sends a disheartening message.    

The P-C party didn't respond to a request for comment.