|Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing|
February 11, 2013 – March 25, 2014
|Preceded by||Bob Chiarelli|
|Succeeded by||Bill Mauro|
|Minister of Labour|
October 20, 2011 – February 11, 2013
|Preceded by||Charles Sousa|
|Succeeded by||Yasir Naqvi|
|Minister Responsible for Seniors|
October 20, 2011 – February 11, 2013
|Preceded by||Sophia Aggelonitis|
|Succeeded by||Mario Sergio|
|Minister of Natural Resources|
January 18, 2010 – October 20, 2011
|Preceded by||Donna Cansfield|
|Succeeded by||Michael Gravelle|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Brampton Centre (2003–2007)
October 2, 2003 – March 25, 2014
|Preceded by||Joe Spina|
|Succeeded by||Harinder Malhi|
|Born||1958 (age 55–56)
|Political party||Ontario Liberal Party|
Linda Jeffrey (born c.1958) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. She was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the riding of Brampton—Springdale for the Ontario Liberal Party, and was the province's Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing in the Liberal government of Premier Kathleen Wynne until she resigned, March 25, 2014 to run for Mayor of Brampton, Ontario.
She was elected as a city councillor for Brampton's Ward 2 in 1991, and helped to negotiate the sale of Brampton Hydro toward the end of the decade (in addition to representing Brampton on the provincial Hydro One Board of Directors). Jeffrey also chaired the city's Budget Committee, and increased public access to the city's budget review process during her time as a councillor. She served as Acting Mayor of Brampton in May 2001, making at least one official appearance with the title.
Although previously associated with the Progressive Conservatives, Jeffrey switched to the Liberals to run in the provincial election of 2003. She defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative Joe Spina by 1005 votes in Brampton Centre, and now chairs the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly.
In October 2004, she announced that construction had been started on the William Osler Health Centre in her riding.
Since her arrival at the Provincial Legislature she has served in a variety of positions including Parliamentary Assistant to the Ministers of Children and Youth Services, Democratic Renewal, Intergovernmental Affairs, Citizenship and Immigration and most recently, Transportation.
On January 18, 2010, Premier Dalton McGuinty appointed her to cabinet as Minister of Natural Resources. On October 10, 2011, Premier Dalton McGuinty appointed her to cabinet as Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for Seniors.
On February 11, 2013, Premier Kathleen Wynne appointed her to cabinet as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. She was also appointed as Chair of Cabinet by Premier Wynne.
|Ontario general election, 2011|
|Progressive Conservative||Pam Hundal||12,756||36.2||+5.4|
|New Democratic||Mani Singh||5,378||15.2||+4.3|
|Family Coalition||Bart Wysokinski||204||0.6||-0.1|
|Paramount Canadians||Jasbir Singh||136||0.4|
|Confederation of Regions||Fauzia Sadiq||81||0.2|
|Total valid votes||35,270||100.0||+1.6|
|Ontario general election, 2007|
|Progressive Conservative||Carmen McClelland||10,704||30.8|
|New Democratic||Mani Singh||3,780||10.9|
|Family Coalition||Sandy Toteda||258||0.7|
|Total valid votes||34,710||100.0|
|Ontario general election, 2003|
|Progressive Conservative||Joe Spina||15,656||40.86||-16.91|
|New Democratic||Kathy Pounder||4,827||12.60||-1.63|
- Calleja, Frank (October 3, 2003). "Jeffrey pulls off surprise victory over Spina". Toronto Star. p. B7.
- "School Children Launch Emergency Preparedness Week – 2001", City of Brampton press release, May 10, 2001.
- Richard J. Brennan; San Grewal (23 March 2014). "Linda Jeffrey quits Ontario cabinet to run for Brampton mayor". Toronto Star (Toronto ON). Retrieved 24 March 2014.
- Adrian Morrow; Adam Radwanski (23 March 2014). "Wynne losing Municipal Affairs Minister to Brampton mayoral race". The Globe and Mail (Toronto ON). Retrieved 24 March 2014.