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Parliamentary Assistants Ready For New Portfolios

McGuinty Government Focuses On Education, The Economy and Health Care

Office of the Premier

Several Ontario parliamentary assistants are getting new assignments to help deliver on the government's Open Ontario Plan, with a focus on education, the economy and health care.

Parliamentary assistants work with ministers to ensure government objectives are met as policies are implemented. They regularly represent ministries during legislative debates and are often responsible for special projects.

The Premier made the following changes to parliamentary assistant portfolios:

  • Wayne Arthurs becomes Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Bas Balkissoon becomes Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Community and Social Services
  • Rick Johnson becomes Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure
  • Dr. Kuldip Singh Kular becomes Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Jean-Marc Lalonde becomes Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health Promotion and Sport
  • Dave Levac becomes Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy
  • Amrit Mangat becomes Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation
  • Phil McNeely becomes Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Yasir Naqvi becomes Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education
  • Leeanna Pendergast becomes Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance
  • Maria C.J. Van Bommel becomes Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of
    Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Quick Facts

  • The Ontario Legislature resumes sitting on September 13.

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“We are moving forward with our plans for a very busy fall. Our team is ready to do the hard work necessary to keep building strong education, economic opportunity and health care for Ontario families.”

Dalton McGuinty

Premier of Ontario

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