July 4, interim Ontario PC Leader Jim Wilson announced the critic portfolios for the Ontario PC Caucus, and with that announcement, local MPP Jim McDonell received a new portfolio.
Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP McDonell was named critic for Children and Youth Services Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy. “Our interim Leader, Jim Wilson, recognized that our region requires a strong focus on childhood achievement and early development,” said McDonell.
This is the third portfolio for McDonell since he was first elected in 2011, having formerly served as Critic of Consumer Services and then as Critic of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
Steve Clark, MPP for neighbouring Leeds-Grenville was named Opposition House Leader.