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The Battlefield of Ontario Politics
Greg Sorbara has enjoyed one of the most successful careers of any Ontario politician, and in two different Liberal administrations. He was appointed minister of finance by Premier Dalton McGuinty in 2003, and served as campaign chair for the Liberals’ three consecutive election victories, the first time that had happened in more than a century. First elected in 1985, he was also in Premier David Peterson’s cabinet, the first Liberal government in 42 years. Through his quarter century in public life in Ontario, Sorbara had an enviable record of introducing new policies to help Ontarians, while having the guts to raise taxes to pay for those programs. A reinvigorated health care system, the Ontario Child Benefit, and a subway to York University all had Sorbara’s fingerprints on them. As chairman of the Liberals’ three consecutive election wins, Sorbara had a front row seat on some of the most significant changes in Ontario history. Greg Sorbara served in two Liberal administrations and was Ontario’s minister of finance from 2003 to 2007. He most recently represented the riding of Vaughan as a member of the legislative assembly of Ontario until his retirement in 2012. In the 2014 he was appointed Chancellor of York University. He lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario.