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Gregory Sorbara becomes Minister of Finance and Chair of the Treasury Board and Chair of the Management Board of Cabinet

Greg Sorbara has held a series of senior cabinet posts in two governments, including the double portfolios of Minister of Colleges and Universities/Minister of Skills Development and Minister of Labour/Minister Responsible for Women's Issues. He later served as Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations and Finance Minister.

Minister Sorbara holds a Bachelor of Arts from York University's Glendon College and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. Greg and his wife, Katie, have six children and eight grandchildren.

Dwight Duncan becomes Minister of Energy and Chair of Cabinet

Dwight Duncan was first elected as a Member of Provincial Parliament in June 1995, and was re-elected to two more consecutive terms to serve the residents of Windsor-St. Clair. Minister Duncan has served as Minister of Finance and Chair of Management Board of Cabinet, Government House Leader, Chair of Cabinet and Minister of Energy.

A graduate of McGill University and the University of Windsor, Minister Duncan has degrees in economics and commerce, as well as a Master of Business Administration. He has one son, Sean, aged 16.

Donna Cansfield becomes Minister of Transportation

Donna Cansfield was elected as MPP for Etobicoke Centre in 2003 after serving constituents as a school trustee for 15 years. She has served as Minister of Energy, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy and lead of the Conservation Action Team.

Minister Cansfield lives in Etobicoke with her husband Bill. They have two children, Jennie and D'Arcy, who live and work in Ontario.

Harinder Takhar becomes Minister for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Harinder Takhar was elected to the Ontario Legislature in October 2003, and was appointed Minister of Transportation.

Minister Takhar holds a Master's degree in economics and political science, and an undergraduate degree in English, economics and political science. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada.

Residents of Mississauga, Mr. Takhar and his wife Balwinder have two daughters.