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McGuinty Releases Role Of Government Report

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McGuinty Releases Role Of Government Report

Government Welcomes Input On Long-Term Vision For Ontario

Office of the Premier

TORONTO -- Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today welcomed the input contained in the report of the Panel on the Role of Government chaired by University of Toronto law dean Ron Daniels.

"On behalf of the people of Ontario, I want to thank Ron Daniels and his distinguished panel for their hard work and dedication," said Premier McGuinty. "By outlining where we could go in the longer-term, and in underscoring the critical importance of education to building a stronger economy, this report helps provide some context for the decisions we have to make now."

The panel was appointed in January 2002 to make recommendations on the future roles government should fulfil. Entitled Investing in People: Creating a Human Capital Society for Ontario, the report calls for redesigning Ontario's institutions to realize the full potential -- the "human capital" -- of Ontario citizens.

In addition to the panel's recommendations, the government is using citizen input, gathered during the unprecedented Delivering Change -- Budget Town Hall consultations, to shape its agenda for the spring Budget and the next four years.

"We're redesigning government from the ground up to focus on the results that matter most to Ontarians, especially reducing health care waiting lists and making sure our kids are getting the education and skills they need to succeed," Premier McGuinty said. "Citizens' perspectives will be front and centre in these decisions."

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