I would like to sincerely congratulate Brant MPP Dave Levac on his election as Speaker of the Ontario Legislature this afternoon.
I am looking forward to supporting MPP Levac’s efforts to ensure that the Legislature is a place for respectable and meaningful debate and that Ontarians are proud of the work we do as their representatives. I have worked with MPP Levac for eight years and I know Ontario will be served well by his leadership in the Speaker’s chair.
I am also looking forward to working with the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Glen Murray and working to move forward on a number of initiatives.
I would like to thank all those at Queen’s Park and in my community who supported my bid. With your help, I brought forward a number of new ideas to maintain traditions, respect and dignity while building a more inclusive and accessible Legislature.