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Dalton McGuinty
24th Premier of Ontario
In office
October 23, 2003 â€“ February 11, 2013
Monarch Elizabeth II
Lieutenant Governor James Bartleman
David Onley
Preceded by Ernie Eves
Succeeded by Kathleen Wynne
Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party
In office
December 1, 1996 â€“ January 26, 2013
Preceded by Lyn McLeod
Succeeded by Kathleen Wynne
Leader of the Opposition
In office
December 1, 1996 â€“ October 23, 2003
Preceded by Lyn McLeod
Succeeded by Ernie Eves
Ontario MPP
In office
September 6, 1990 â€“ June 12, 2013
Preceded by Dalton McGuinty Sr.
Succeeded by John Fraser
Constituency Ottawa South
Personal details
Born Dalton James Patrick McGuinty, Jr.
(1955-07-19) July 19, 1955 (age 61)
Ottawa, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Terri McGuinty
Alma mater McMaster University
University of Ottawa

I've tried to lead a progressive, activist government.
When we talk about the minimum wage, we have to ask ourselves what it is that we owe both our workers and employers. I think clearly we owe them fairness.
Dalton McGuinty
It has been an incredible honour and privilege to serve Ontarians as their premier.
Dalton McGuinty
Our generation has taken to the cosmetic use of pesticides and I think, perhaps unwittingly, not fully understanding the dangers it represents to ourselves and, most importantly, to our children.
Dalton McGuinty
I made a commitment… both to myself and to some supporters to carefully consider a run for the Liberal leadership for the Liberal Party of Canada.
Dalton McGuinty
Even if you didn't lose your job, if you're one of the two-thirds of Ontarians who don't have a pension, you lost savings. Even if you've earned most of that back now, you are a changed person. You are less secure, less confident. And I understand that.
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I am going to put money into education at the expense of other programs.
My challenge is to convince Ontarians that the old world is not coming back.
Dalton McGuinty
The baby boom is about to become a patient boom.
There is kind of a typical experience as a premier. You go in, you win a couple, you get out. Go serve on boards, take your head out of the political ringer and take on a much more private life.
Dalton McGuinty
There's no wrong time to make the right decision.
There's the job and then there's my family. There's very little time beyond that for friends.
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I would also argue… that we are, by inclination and in terms of our history, we are small 'l' liberals, we Canadians.
Dalton McGuinty
So I am, in fact, very optimistic about the future of my federal party.
Your kids are going to do well in the workplace of the future if they can bring creativity, if they can bring some innovation, if they can bring some entrepreneurialism.
Dalton McGuinty