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McGuinty Team Promotes Real, Positive Change In The Workforce

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McGuinty Team Promotes Real, Positive Change In The Workforce

Kevin Flynn Appointed Parliamentary Assistant to Minister of Labour

Office of the Premier

QUEEN'S PARK -- Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today announced that Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn is joining Minister of Labour Chris Bentley as his new Parliamentary Assistant.

"Our government is working to build an economy based on a skilled workforce and high standards," said Premier McGuinty. "I am confident that with his small business, municipal, and volunteer experience, Kevin will bring an important perspective to the work of the ministry and our government."

Flynn joins a team at the Ministry of Labour that has already taken significant steps to deliver change. The McGuinty government increased the minimum wage for the first time in nine years and moved to end the previous government's 60-hour workweek. The government will also be introducing legislation that would provide for up to eight weeks of job-protected time off work for those looking after seriously ill family members.

"I am delighted that Kevin Flynn has been named as Parliamentary Assistant," said Bentley. "He brings a wealth of expertise, commitment and knowledge that can only add a significant contribution to our efforts to deliver positive change to the people of Ontario. I am pleased to be working with him."

"I very much look forward to working with the minister and contributing in a new way to the real, positive change this ministry and this government is delivering," said Flynn.

Elected as MPP in October 2003, Flynn first served the people of Oakville as town councillor and regional councillor, winning six consecutive elections beginning in 1985. He also operated a successful small business and was an active volunteer with the Children's Aid Society, Big Brothers and minor sports.

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