Dalton McGuinty is the Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa South and is Ontario’s 24th Premier. He became Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party in 1996 and led his party to a majority government in 2003 and 2007. In 2011, he was elected for a historic third mandate — the first time a Liberal Premier has done so in 125 years.
Dalton’s top priority was building a new foundation for jobs and growth while protecting Ontario’s public services. To do that he transformed health care to meet the needs of Ontario’s aging population while ensuring all Ontarians get better value for their health-care dollars. Ontario Liberals are phasing in North America’s first full-day kindergarten program. And to help make postsecondary education more affordable, Dalton introduced the 30% Off Ontario Tuition Grant. To create jobs, he made Ontario an attractive place to do business by investing in its greatest resource: its people.
One of ten children in a close family, he credits his parents with teaching him the values and ethics that guide him. Before entering politics, Dalton McGuinty practised law in Ottawa. He met his wife, Terri when they were both high school students in Ottawa. They have four grown children.