Jane McKenna registers to run for Halton Regional Chair
Jane McKenna registers to run for Halton Regional Chair
June 21, 2022

BURLINGTON - Today, former Ontario Associate Minister of Women and Children’s Issues and MPP for Burlington Jane McKenna officially entered the race to become Regional Chair of Halton.

“Over the past two years, we pulled together as a community to get through an unprecedented time,” says Jane McKenna, candidate for Regional Chair of Halton. “Recognizing the importance of Halton's four municipalities moving forward together, we need leadership at the regional level that will inspire innovative solutions to drive our local economy, create jobs and make it easier for Halton residents to access the services they need.”

As Associate Minister of Women and Children’s Issues, Jane McKenna oversaw the continued roll-out of Ontario’s five-year $307-million Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy and played a key role in the child welfare redesign, focusing on developing high quality, community-based prevention services tht are culturally appropriate. She also worked with Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy to create a Task Force on Women and the Economy to help address the disproportionate economic barriers faced by women.

“Jane McKenna has worked tirelessly at Queen’s Park to get things done for Burlington and Halton Region,'' says Lisa Raitt, former Member of Parliament for Milton, Cabinet Minister and Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. “She understands the complex issues facing our communities, and knows how to bring people together to get results. I can tell you that  Jane is committed to improving customer service at the Region, and isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo. This is the kind of leadership we need in Halton — that’s why I’m enthusiastically endorsing Jane McKenna for Regional Chair."

As MPP for Burlington, Jane was instrumental in having the province update planning policies relating to the Urban Growth Centre and Major Transit Station Area designations in downtown Burlington. She also secured significant provincial investments in our community that created jobs, renewed important infrastructure, built transit and helped make Burlington a better place to live, work and raise a family.

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