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Statement By Premier Dalton Mcguinty

Premier Dalton McGuinty issued the following statement regarding Greg Sorbara's announcement that he is not seeking a post in Cabinet.

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Premier Dalton McGuinty issued the following statement regarding Greg Sorbara's announcement that he is not seeking a post in Cabinet.

"Our government has always strived to do what's best for Ontario families.  So I certainly respect and admire Greg's decision to do what he believes is best for his own family.

Still, I accept his decision to not seek a Cabinet post with some regret.  Greg has been a driving force within our government, and has done a tremendous job as Minister of Finance.  Many will cite his work in overcoming a large deficit and balancing the budget.  But I know Greg is equally proud of the investments and improvements we have made, particularly in education, health care, infrastructure and addressing child poverty by introducing the new Ontario Child Benefit. 

He has played an important role in the stronger foundation we have built here in Ontario over the past four years.  And I am pleased that he intends to continue to help us build on that stronger foundation, as a leading member of Caucus.  As an inspirational voice within the Ontario Liberal Party, Greg has been instrumental in helping build a tremendous team of MPPs, all of whom are deeply committed to moving Ontario forward. 

As I am in the midst of the challenging task of choosing a Cabinet, I appreciate perhaps more than anyone just how diverse and talented our team is.  So I'm confident we will continue to put forward an exceptionally strong team, both in Cabinet and Caucus.  And I am equally confident that every member of that team, including me, will continue to seek Greg's counsel, tap into his legendary energy, and value, above all, his friendship."


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