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Premier McGuinty Appoints New Parliamentary Assistants

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Premier McGuinty Appoints New Parliamentary Assistants

Caucus Members Play Key Role In Delivering Results For Ontarians

Office of the Premier

QUEEN'S PARK -- Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today strengthened his government's leadership team by appointing parliamentary assistants to support the work of Cabinet and its committees.

"Our caucus is an energetic, hard-working team that is building a better Ontario," said Premier McGuinty. "Our government is making the most of the talents of our parliamentary assistants and I know they'll help deliver results for the people of Ontario."

Parliamentary assistants carry out duties assigned by their minister or the Premier. Their responsibilities may include carrying bills through the house or its committees on behalf of their ministers, leading ministry consultations with the public and taking responsibility for specific programs or policy initiatives.

The following appointments have been made:

Richard Patten Economic Development and Trade (Innovation)
Khalil Ramal Citizenship and Immigration
Caroline Di Cocco Children and Youth Services
Mario Sergio Seniors
David Orazietti Education
Kathleen Wynne Education
Ernie Parsons Community and Social Services (Disabilities)
Dr. Kuldip Kular Democratic Renewal
Jeff Leal Training, Colleges and Universities
Jean-Marc Lalonde Transportation
Ted McMeekin Consumer and Business Services