Linda Jeffrey (Brampton-Springdale) has been appointed the Ontario Government’s Minister of Labour and Seniors. Elected in 2003, she has served as Minister of Natural Resources.
Randy Hillier (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox-Addington), a former electrician, is the Progressive Conservative labour critic. The NDP labour critic is Taras Natyshak (Essex), who, before his election this year, was director of training for the Labourers’ International Union.
While Glen Murray is the McGuinty Goverment’s new Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU), the Progressive Conservative’s MTCU critic is Rob Leone, who had been responsible for regulatory affairs for Work for the Cure, a Cambridge-based health charity, before his election in October.
The NDP’s MTCU critic is Teresa Armstrong (London–Fanshawe). Also elected in October, Ms. Armstrong had been active in various London-area community groups.