|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Scarborough Centre
October 2, 2003
|Preceded by||Marilyn Mushinski|
July 9, 1962 |
|Alma mater||University of Toronto|
Brad Duguid (born July 9, 1962) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in 2003. He represents the riding of Scarborough Centre in Toronto. He has served as a cabinet minister in the governments of Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne.
Before seeking elected office, Duguid worked in government services at the municipal, provincial and federal levels, serving as executive assistant to Metro Councillor Scott Cavalier, Ontario MPP Frank Faubert, and Liberal Members of Parliament Catherine Callbeck and Derek Lee.
In 1994, he was elected as a city councillor for the suburban municipality of Scarborough. In the elections of 1997 and 2000, he was elected as a councillor in the amalgamated "megacity" of Toronto. During his time in municipal government, Duguid was known for his work on community safety issues and affordable housing. He drafted a crime-prevention strategy for Toronto in 1999, and was a founder of the "Scarborough Community Safety Council", the "Scarborough Community Safety Audit Program" and the "Business Crime Prevention Seminar Program". He was also known as a supporter of then-Mayor of Toronto, Mel Lastman. In the 2003 election, Duguid supported John Tory over David Miller for Mayor of Toronto.
On May 1, 2003, Duguid was appointed by Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty as the party's candidate for Scarborough Centre in the upcoming provincial election. This upset many in the local party association, as Ontario general election, 1999 candidate Costas Manios was widely expected to win the nomination again. Manios decided to run against Duguid as an Independent (essentially campaigning as an "Independent Liberal"), and many believed he would deny Duguid victory by splitting the Liberal vote. Instead, the provincial trend overrode local factors—Duguid defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative Marilyn Mushinski by over 10,000 votes, while Manios finished fourth, behind Michael Laxer of the Ontario New Democratic Party.
On October 23, 2003, Duguid was appointed Parliamentary Assistant on urban issues to John Gerretsen, the Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. As such, he has often clashed with Mayor David Miller over allegations by the mayor that the province has reneged on funding promises to the city.
Following his re-election in 2007, Duguid was appointed Minister of Labour. He ensured job protection for military reservists and improved health and safety in the workplace. He also saw the creation of the new Family Day holiday, allowing Ontario families to spend quality time together.
In a Cabinet shuffle on September 18, 2008, Duguid was appointed as the province's Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. As Minister of Aboriginal Affairs from 2008 to 2010, Duguid worked at building relationships through agreements with a number of First Nations and Métis organizations, including the framework to transfer Ipperwash Park to the Kettle and Stoney Point First Nation. Uniting two of his passions – youth outreach and hockey – Duguid also brought PLAY to First Nations’ youth, a project that provides hockey coaching, mentoring and, potentially, facilities to Aboriginal communities in the north. On January 18, 2010 he was appointed Minister of Energy and Infrastructure.
In the re-election and subsequent Cabinet shuffle, in October 2011, the Cabinet was dissolved, and the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure was split into two Ministries. The resulting cabinet Duguid was appointed as the Minister of Energy.
In the Cabinet, post election, on October 20, 2011, Brad Duguid was appointed Minister of Economic Development and Innovation.
In December 2012, CTV London reported that some of Minister Duguid's Christmas cards were sent without postage, instead using franking stickers only available to the monarch, federal MPs, senators and certain parliamentary employees. A staffer later resigned over the controversy.
After Kathleen Wynne took over in 2013, she appointed Duguid as the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. Duguid was re-elected in the June 2014 election. After the election he was appointed as the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure.  On June 13, 2016, Duguid's portfolio was changed to Minister of Economic Development and Growth.
|Provincial Government of Kathleen Wynne|
|Cabinet Posts (3)|
|Himself||Minister of Economic Development and Growth
|Eric Hoskins||Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
|John Milloy||Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
|Provincial Government of Dalton McGuinty|
|Cabinet Posts (5)|
|Sandra Pupatello||Minister of Economic Development and Innovation
|Himself||Minister of Energy
|Gerry Phillips||Minister of Energy and Infrastructure
as Minister of Infrastructure
|Michael Bryant||Minister of Aboriginal Affairs
|Steve Peters||Minister of Labour
|Progressive Conservative||Carol Williams||7,511||00.0|
|New Democratic||Kathleen Mathurin||6,836||00.0|
|Family Coalition||David Driver||301||0.0|
|Progressive Conservative||Sammy Appadurai||8,316||25.2|
|New Democratic||Kathleen Mathurin||4,401||13.3|
|Family Coalition||Thomas Lang||459||1.4|
|Progressive Conservative||Marilyn Mushinski||11,686||28.04||-15.08|
|New Democratic||Michael Laxer||3,653||8.77||-11.14|
|Family Coalition||Joseph Internicola||495||1.19||-0.17|
- As Minister of Infrastructure.
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