Parliamentary Assistant Appointment
Brampton, ON October 31, 2007 - Premier Dalton McGuinty's new Cabinet was sworn in at Queen's Park on Tuesday, October 30, 2007.
"In the election, Ontarians recognized that we have built a strong foundation - and they want us to build upon it," said the Premier.
"Our new cabinet shares the priorities of Ontarians — their values, their hopes, their aspirations. We will continue to be a busy, activist government on their behalf," he said. "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."
Also announced were the appointments of the Parliamentary Assistants to the Ministers. Parliamentary assistants work with members of the provincial Cabinet to advance key priorities within their portfolios and contribute to special projects.
Michael Chan was sworn in as the new Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. Linda Jeffrey, MPP Brampton Springdale, was announced as the Parliamentary Assistant to Minister Chan. Jeffrey had been the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for the Democratic Renewal Secretariat & to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs.
"I am looking forward to my new responsibilities." said Ms. Jeffrey. "I'm grateful that the Premier has the confidence in me to give me this additional opportunity."These appointments took affect immediately.