Hon. Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
Brad Duguid was appointed as the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities in February of 2013. In this role, he is working closely with students and the post-secondary sector to build a globally competitive post-secondary education system to meet the needs of our students. He is also vigorously engaged in transforming Ontario's training system to meet the demands of Ontario's economy.
Prior to this, Brad served as Ontario's Minister of Economic Development and Innovation, during which time he focused on creating jobs, promoting Ontario as a smart place to invest, building a culture of entrepreneurship and growing a strong, innovative economy.
Previously, as Ontario's Minister of Energy, Brad Duguid launched Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan – an ambitious plan that builds on Ontario's commitment to a clean and reliable energy system – and the cleaner air, jobs and economic growth associated with it.
As Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Minister Duguid worked tirelessly to make Ontario a national leader in Aboriginal issues, while building stronger relationships with First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities. He launched PLAY – a program for aboriginal youth using participation in sports and activities to teach life-skills, which now serves over 1,000 young people.
Brad represents the riding of Scarborough Centre. He was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003 and has lived in Scarborough most of his life. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus. Brad continues to reside in Scarborough with his wife Crystal and two sons, Kennedy and Jordan.