December 30, 2016
Ms. Nathalie Des Rosiers
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Housing
23rd Floor, 777 Bay Street
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues
11th Floor, 77 Wellesley Street West
Dear Ms. Des Rosiers:
We are honoured to have you as our parliamentary assistant, and thank you for the valuable support that you will provide us in this crucial role. We welcome you to the Ministry of Housing and Ontario Women’s Directorate, and look forward to working closely with you to ensure that ministry, directorate and overall government objectives are achieved.
At this mid-point of our mandate — and after having achieved two years of real and tangible progress — we are redoubling our efforts to deliver on our top priority — economic growth and good jobs. Our balanced plan to build Ontario up for everyone will deliver real benefits and more inclusive growth that will help people in their everyday lives. We will do this by continuing to invest in better infrastructure, more affordable and accessible postsecondary education, a competitive, low-carbon economy and improved retirement security.
Responsible fiscal management remains an overarching priority for our government, and, thanks to our disciplined approach, we are on track to balance the budget next year, in 2017-18.
The mandate letters we received in September from Premier Wynne set out our specific priorities as ministers for the coming two years. Parliamentary assistants play a key role in meeting these priorities and in helping put our government’s plan into action.
Together, with the Minister of Housing, we will continue to transform Ontario’s housing system into one that is people-centred, partnership-based, responsive to local needs and fiscally responsible, and we will continue to engage with the federal government to promote Ontario’s housing interests.
Our work, as well, will play a key role in promoting gender equality across Ontario by focusing on protecting women from violence, supporting women’s economic empowerment and ensuring more women have the opportunity to reach leadership positions. Together, we will work to ensure every woman and girl can participate as a full member of society, exercise her rights and enjoy her fundamental freedoms.
As Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Housing, your specific responsibilities include:
As Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues, your specific responsibilities include:
A tremendous opportunity lies before us — to ensure that our mandates are fully and effectively implemented, to continue to build Ontario up and to deliver real benefits to all Ontarians.
Original signed by
The Honourable Chris Ballard
Minister of Housing
The Honourable Tracy MacCharles
Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues
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