Honouring Dalton McGuinty Former Premier of Ontario
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
100 Front Street W, Toronto, ON, M5J 1E3
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception | 7:00 p.m. dinner
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Dalton McGuinty served as Ontario’s 24th Premier from 2003 until 2013. He led a government determined to make a positive impact on Ontarians at every stage of life.
His government introduced North America’s first full-day kindergarten program, reduced class sizes and hired more teachers, resulting in dramatically higher test scores and graduation rates.
The McGuinty government created 200,000 more spaces in post-secondary education, invested $4 billion in new classrooms and facilities, and introduced the 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant.
Investments in health care — including more doctors and nurses, family health teams, nurse practitioner-led clinics and over 100 hospital projects — led to Canada’s shortest wait times and one million more Ontarians getting access to a family doctor.
The McGuinty government took the lead in creating a cleaner environment for Ontarians by closing Ontario’s coal plants, making the province the first jurisdiction in North America to fully eliminate coal as a source of electricity generation. The government’s green energy and clean water initiatives helped create over 28,000 jobs.
McGuinty also created Ontario’s 1.8 million acre Green Belt, the world’s largest protected greenspace.
To strengthen the Ontario economy, the McGuinty government made record investments in infrastructure and cut taxes on new business investment in half – helping create 565,000 net new jobs. McGuinty also led trade missions to China, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Israel, the West Bank and Lebanon, generating over $1.5 billion in agreements.
Since leaving politics, McGuinty completed a fellowship at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. He is now the Senior Advisor, Markets and Industries, with PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada. He also serves as the Special Advisor to the President of Desire2Learn, an Ontario education technology company.
Before entering politics, McGuinty practised law in Ottawa. He and his wife, Terri, have four grown children.