December 30, 2016

Ms. Amrit Mangat
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Accessibility
80 Grosvenor Street
11th Floor, Hepburn Block
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1E9

Dear Ms. Mangat:

I am honoured to have you as my parliamentary assistant, and thank you for the valuable support that you will provide me in this crucial role. I welcome you to the Accessibility file and look forward to working closely with you to ensure that both ministry 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 letter I received in September from Premier Wynne sets out my specific priorities as minister 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, we will work to help people with disabilities realize their full potential and oversee the implementation of the province’s groundbreaking Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

As Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Accessibility, your specific responsibilities include:

  • Building on the work with the Attorney General and the Minister of Government and Consumer Services, supporting me as I lead the ongoing review of legislation and regulations across government with the goal of eliminating barriers for persons with disabilities.
  • Supporting the education of the public and organizations in all sectors on the importance of accessibility and requirements under the legislation.

A tremendous opportunity lies before us — to ensure that our ministry’s mandate is fully and effectively implemented, to continue to build Ontario up and to deliver real benefits to all Ontarians.


Original signed by

The Honourable Tracy MacCharles
Minister Responsible for Accessibility