December 30, 2016

Mr. Peter Milczyn
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs
14th Floor, 400 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1T7

Dear Mr. Milczyn:

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 Office of Francophone Affairs, 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 ensure that Francophones can fully contribute to the social, economic and political life in Ontario, including accessing services in French.

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

  • Working with the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to ensure Franco-Ontarians are able to access health services in French.
  • Working with key ministry partners to further enhance access to services in French, particularly in the health, children and youth services, justice, education and social services sectors.

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 Marie-France Lalonde
Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs