Sylvia Jones serves as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon.
She is currently Ontario’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, where her focus is building a stronger health care system for all Ontarians.
Minister Jones has worked with health care partners from across Ontario to:
Introduce A Plan to Stay Open, Ontario’s five-point plan to strengthen the health care workforce and stabilize the health system by providing faster access to care and more options for care in the community
Introduce and pass the Your Health Act to ensure Ontarians receive more connected and convenient care right in their own communities, have faster access to publicly-funded surgeries and procedures, and ensure more health care workers are added to the system
Make it easier and faster for health care workers trained in Ontario, other provinces, and internationally to register and practise in Ontario
Expand pharmacist scope of practice to prescribe and treat 13 common ailments, such as rashes, pink eye, and sprains
Fund annual operating for 27 new MRI machines in hospitals across Ontario, to reduce wait times and increase access
Advance 50 hospital redevelopment projects that will create more than 3,000 new hospital beds within the next 10 years
Minister Jones previously served as Solicitor General from 2019-2022, where she championed public safety initiatives, including leading the country with a $307 million anti-human trafficking strategy and legislation, and passing Canada’s toughest animal protection legislation.
Minister Jones has lived in Dufferin-Caledon for over 30 years with her husband, David.