Monday, January 18, 2010

New Ontario Minister of Education

Hon. Leona Dombrowsky, MPP for Prince Edward--Hastings, is the new Ontario Government Minister of Education.

First elected in the Ontario provincial election of 1999, Minister Dombrowsky has had quite a few roles in both Parliament and McGuinty's Government, see her Parliamentary Career Details for the full record.

Minister Dombrowsky has also had quite a bit of experience in the world and politics of education prior to becoming an MPP. Born in Belleville, Ontario, she has been elected and involved with the following boards and associations:

  • Elected Catholic School trustee on the Hastings-Prince Edward Separate School Board in 1985;

  • Chair of the Hastings-Prince Edward Separate School Board from 1991 to 1996;

  • In 1998, Minister Dombrowsky was elected to the amalgamated Algonquin-Lakeshore Catholic District School Board; and

  • The Minister was also a Director of the Ontario Catholic Trustees Association during this period.

For more information on Minister Leona Dombrowksy visit Wikipedia, or to get an idea of what the Minister has said in parliament regarding education visit the Legislative Assembly of Ontario's Hansard Search engine.