Del Duca Appoints New Critics

TORONTO – Steven Del Duca has announced new critic roles for the Ontario Liberal Caucus.

“As we head into the legislature on Tuesday with two new MPPs it was important to assign new roles and responsibilities to take advantage of the incredible talent we have,” said Del Duca.

Lucille Collard and Stephen Blais won by elections and will ask their first questions in the legislature on Tuesday.

The new critic roles are:

Stephen Blais

  • Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Government and Consumer Services
  • Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Lucille Collard

  • Attorney General
  • Women’s Issues
  • Solicitor General
  • Environment, Conservation and Parks

Michael Coteau

  • Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
  • Labour, Training and Skills Development
  • Children, Community and Social Services
  • Anti-Racism Directorate

John Fraser

  • House Leader
  • Health and Long-term Care
  • Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Seniors Affairs and Accessibility

Michael Gravelle

  • Northern Development and Mines
  • Natural Resources and Forestry

Mitzie Hunter

  • Finance
  • Treasury Board
  • Energy
  • Democratic Renewal and Electoral Reform

Amanda Simard

  • Francophone Affairs
  • Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries
  • Small Business and Red Tape Reduction

Kathleen Wynne

  • Education
  • Colleges and Universities

The new critics will assume responsibilities immediately. John Fraser will remain as House Leader.

“John has done a tremendous job in the house leading our caucus. I’m pleased he will stay in his job as House Leader and I look forward to working with him and our entire caucus to hold the government to account.”

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