Here is your chance to find out more about Ontario’s new minister of finance. Greg Sorbara, also MPP for Vaughan-King-Aurora and a York alumnus (BA ’78 Glendon, LLB ’81 Osgoode), will be at York’s Glendon College on Monday, Jan. 26, at 11:30am in the Senate Chamber, York Hall. Sorbara will be speaking on the theme of “My Life since Glendon.” His talk will be followed by what is expected to be a lively question-and-answer period. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Left: Greg Sorbara, MPP for Vaughan-King-Aurora
Glendon political science Professor Edelgard Mahant, one of the organizers of the event and long-time friend of Sorbara, said the minister will meet with Glendon Principal Ken McRoberts before having lunch with him and various faculty members prior to the public event.
Sorbara was elected MPP in York North in 1985, and was re-elected to the newly-created riding of York Centre in 1987 and 1990. He was appointed to cabinet in 1985, and held a number of portfolios in the Liberal governments of 1985-90, including minister of labour, minister of colleges and universities, minister responsible for women’s issues and minister of consumer and commercial relations. He became MPP for Vaughan-King-Aurora in 2001, and was appointed as minister of finance when the Liberals returned to power in 2003.
In 1999, Sorbara was elected president of the Ontario Liberal Party, a position he holds currently. In 2003 he also served as the party’s campaign Chair.
Outside of politics, from 1995 to October 2003 Sorbara was a partner of The Sorbara Group, an Ontario-based land development and property management company, and served on the board of directors of Royal Group Technologies Limited, a Vaughan-based corporation that has achieved international acclaim.