December 30, 2016

Ms. Soo Wong
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Community Safety
and Correctional Services
25 Grosvenor Street, 18th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1Y6

Dear Ms. Wong:

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 back to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, 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 priorities: 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 in 2017-2018.

The mandate letter the ministry 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 ensure that Ontario’s communities are supported and protected by law enforcement and public safety systems that are safe, secure, effective, efficient, and accountable.

As Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, your specific responsibilities will include:

Missing Persons Legislation

  • Providing leadership as we develop and introduce legislation in 2017 to support the investigation of missing persons.

Animal Welfare

  • Supporting the review of the animal welfare framework in the province as we develop options and undertake consultations to improve animal welfare.
  • Supporting the development of options for regulating exotic animals in the province.

A tremendous opportunity lies before us, that of ensuring that our ministry’s mandate is fully and effectively implemented in order to continue building Ontario up and delivering real benefits to all Ontarians.


Original signed by

Kevin Flynn