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Brownell To Protect Public Health, Wilkinson To Protect Environment

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Brownell To Protect Public Health, Wilkinson To Protect Environment

Premier gives MPPs Important Role In Delivering The Four-Year Plan For Change

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QUEEN'S PARK -- Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today appointed Stormont-Dundas-Charlottenburgh MPP Jim Brownell as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health, with responsibility for public health, and Perth-Middlesex MPP John Wilkinson as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment.

"Our government is determined to achieve the results Ontarians expect and deserve in key priority areas -- such as a strong, effective public health system and a cleaner environment," said Premier McGuinty.

"These accomplished, capable and committed MPPs -- Jim Brownell and John Wilkinson -- will be a tremendous resource for their respective ministers in achieving real, positive change and helping to build a stronger Ontario."

Jim Brownell was elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2003. Since his election, he has served Ontarians on the government's cabinet committee for community affairs. Before entering provincial politics, he was a teacher for 32 years, and served for 14 years as councillor, deputy reeve and reeve in the Township of Cornwall and Township of South Stormont.

John Wilkinson was elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2003. Since his election, he has served Ontarians on the government's cabinet committee for economic affairs. Before entering politics, he was a small business owner and financial planner.

"Our government has a plan to deliver a standard of living, and a quality of life, that are second to none," said Premier McGuinty. "It's a plan that will ensure our province can compete with anyone, anywhere, and come out on top. It's a plan that will help build the Ontario we all want."

"With today's appointments, we've strengthened the team that will deliver on that plan."


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