December 30, 2016

Mr. Vic Dhillon
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Government and Consumer Services
Sixth Floor, Mowat Block
900 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1L2

Dear Mr. Dhillon:

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 Ministry of Government and Consumer 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 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.

Our ministry plays an important role as an enterprise service provider, integrating services for individuals, businesses and the Ontario Public Service. We work with our partners to drive and enable transformation, and serve as a modern regulator.

Together we will work to continue to transform the delivery of government services, strengthen consumer protection and public safety, and promote a dynamic business climate in Ontario.

As Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Government and Consumer Services, your specific responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the work of the minister to create a condominium authority to provide quicker, lower-cost dispute resolution and help prevent common disputes between condo owners and boards, and a condominium management regulatory authority to oversee licensing of condominium managers and providers under the new Condominium Management Services Act, 2015.
  • Strengthening consumer marketplace fairness and transparency by supporting the passage of comprehensive consumer protection legislation through the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and supporting public consultations.
  • Assisting the minister in maximizing the potential of shared services across the public sector through supporting the work of the minister in implementing a program management framework through Ontario Shared Services.

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 of Government and Consumer Services