Strong Team To Move Ontario Forward

    Cabinet And Parliamentary Assistants Appointed

    QUEEN'S PARK, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today
introduced the strong team that will keep Ontario moving forward.
    "In the election, Ontarians recognized that we have built a strong
foundation - and they want us to build upon it," said McGuinty.
    "Our new cabinet shares the priorities of Ontarians - their values, their
hopes, their aspirations. We will continue to be an activist government on
their behalf," said McGuinty. "I know that every member of our team is eager
to get to work on behalf of the Ontario families we are privileged to serve."
    In the new cabinet, Dwight Duncan returns to the Finance portfolio, a
position he also held during the government's first term. Duncan brings his
experience, sound judgment and solid leadership to this vital ministry.
    Returning as Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care is
George Smitherman - a talented, hard-working and gifted member of cabinet who
has been called the finest Health Minister in a generation.
    Kathleen Wynne, who has been a stalwart defender and tireless promoter of
Ontario's publicly funded education system, returns as Minister of Education.
Wynne will carry out the government's ambitious plans to improve our schools
by reducing class sizes, raising test scores and ensuring every child is able
to seize opportunity.
    As well, Premier McGuinty will continue to stand up for Ontario here at
home - and promote our province on the world stage - as he again assumes the
role of Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs.
    One third of the members of Ontario's new cabinet are women. Complete
biographies are available online at
    "My colleagues and I are honoured and humbled by the trust placed in us
by the people of Ontario and we are honoured to serve them," said Premier
McGuinty. "They have given us a mandate to lead the greatest province in the
most blessed country in the world forward, and to do it the Ontario way - by
bringing people together."
    "Whether in caucus or cabinet, I know that every single member of our
government will continue to work hard to keep Ontario moving forward."
    "We know that if we strengthen the education and skills, health and
prosperity of Ontarians, we can take on the world - and win," said Premier
McGuinty. "So we're going to keep working and building and dreaming together
to make sure everyone in Ontario can reach their full potential."

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