Gerry Phillips Becomes New Minister Of Energy And Infrastructure
McGuinty Government Pushes Forward With Plan To Create Jobs
Gerry Phillips was sworn in as Minister of Energy and Infrastructure this morning.
Minister Phillips takes over leadership of the government's Green Energy Act. The act will create 50,000 jobs for Ontarians in its first three years by encouraging investments in clean and renewable sources of energy such as wind, solar, hydro, biomass and biogas. He was previously Minister of Energy from October 2007 to June 2008.
Minister Phillips will also continue to implement the government's $32.5 billion infrastructure investment plan. The plan is creating jobs and helping build stronger communities through the construction and repair of roads, bridges, hospitals and public transit.
- The Green Energy Act came into effect in September 2009.
- Gerry Phillips has served as Chair of Cabinet since June 2008.
- Gerry Phillips first entered provincial politics in 1987 when he was elected the member for Scarborough-Agincourt.
“Gerry brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the position. He will be an excellent steward of the Green Energy Act and will continue the government's efforts to create 50,000 green jobs.”
Premier Dalton McGuinty