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Dalton McGuinty

Personal data
Date of birthJuly 19, 1955(age 61)
Place of birthOttawa, Ontario
Birth nameDalton James Patrick McGuinty, Jr.
Political partyLiberal Party
SpouseTerri McGuinty
Alma materMcMaster University
University of Ottawa
ReligionRoman Catholicism
24th Premier of Ontario
Assumed officeOctober 23, 2003
GovernorJames Bartleman
David Onley
Lieutenant GovernorJames Bartleman
David Onley
Preceded byErnie Eves
Member of the Provincial Parliament
for Ottawa South
Assumed officeSeptember 6, 1990
Preceded byDalton McGuinty, Sr.
Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party
Preceded byLyn McLeod
Leader of the Opposition
Succeeded byErnie Eves
Preceded byLyn McLeod

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Dalton James Patrick McGuinty, Jr., MPP (born July 19, 1955) is a Canadian lawyer, politician and, since October 23, 2003, the 24th and current Premier of the Canadian province of Ontario.McGuinty is generally regarded as holding moderate views on economic issues, with his first budget raising personal taxes and planning to eliminate the province's tax on the capital of corporations. He holds liberal views on social issues, supporting abortion rights and same-sex marriage. In early 2005, his government passed legislation updating all Ontario statutes so as to recognize the fact that same-sex marriage had been legal in Ontario since 2003.

First elected to the premiership in 2003, with his reelection in 2007 McGuinty became the first Ontario Liberal to serve two terms as premier since Mitchell Hepburn nearly 70 years earlier. Upon winning a third term in 2011, he became the first Ontario Liberal to do so since Sir Oliver Mowat in 1883.


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