2016 Parliamentary Assistant Mandate Letter: Infrastructure
The Minister’s instructions to the Parliamentary Assistant on priorities.
December 30, 2016
Mr. Peter Milczyn
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure
400 University Avenue
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 Ministry of Infrastructure, 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 guide Ontario’s historic infrastructure plan and lead projects that strengthen our communities and economy, such as hospitals, schools, transit systems, roads and bridges.
As Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure, your specific responsibilities under my direction include:
- Supporting the development of new regulations under the Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act to set out the requirements for long-term infrastructure planning for the broader public sector by spring 2017.
- Assisting with identifying opportunities to reduce the footprint of government offices throughout the province.
- Providing recommendations to improve the government’s process for assessing, circulating and divesting surplus public properties.
- Supporting the goals and mandate of Waterfront Toronto in its revitalization of Toronto’s waterfront.
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 Bob Chiarelli
Minister of Infrastructure