Last month, Steve Paikin, host of TVO's "The Agenda" conducted an extensive interview with former MPP, Attorney General and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ontario, Roy McMurtry.
This interview offers a fascinating look at the many and varied careers Roy has pursued and some of the significant ways he influenced public policy in Ontario. The interview should be required viewing for anyone interested in Ontario politics.
July 2, 2013 - During presentation at the OAFP Annual General Meeting, in June, 2013, current M.P.P.s from all three Parties have indicated that they would welcome greater involvement of O.A.F.P. Members in the parliamentary affairs of Ontario.
Presumably, involvement could range from direct service on Agencies, Boards or Commissions to serving on advisory councils created to deal with specific subjects or to simply being available to provide feedback to Ministers as a sounding board.
As a precursor to responding to this kind offer from the three Parties, the Association has sent its members a survey to determine their interest in putting their past political, and other, skills to work in the public sector.
The Association will collate the responses and issue a summary, to all members, later this summer and will communicate the results of the survey with representatives of the three political parties and undertake the necessary follow-up actions.
RESULTS OF VOLUNTEER SURVEY DISTRIBUTED TO OAFP MEMBERS
August 6, 2013 - Last month, the OAFP distributed a survey to its members designed to elicit their response to the suggestion, by representatives from all three political parties, that former MPP's could take a more active role in parliamentary affairs in the province. By an overwhelming margin, former MPP's, of all political stripes, indicated a willingness to take on more active roles.