Oakville, Burlington MPPs get extra roles, pay with provincial government


Published June 30, 2022 at 4:39 pm

Oakville MPP Stephen Crawford (centre), was named the parliamentary assistant to the Minster of Finance, Peter Bethlenfalvy, on Thursday by Ontario Premier Doug Ford (right). ONTARIO GOVERNMENT PHOTO

New roles in the provincial government will add up to extra duties and extra pay for two Oakville MPPs.

Oakville MPP Stephen Crawford and Oakville North-Burlington MPP Effie J. Triantafilopoulos were named parliamentary assistants by Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Thursday.

Crawford’s new role will see him become the parliamentary assistant to the Minster of Finance, Peter Bethlenfalvy. His role in the previous Ontario government was as the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure, Laurie Scott.

Triantafilopoulos has been named a Parliamentary Assistant to the Minster of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Vic Fedeli.

Triantafilopoulos was previously the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Long-Term Care, Merrilee Fullerton.

The two local MPPs are two of the 43 parliamentary assistants named by Ford today. Along with the 30 cabinet members, 73 of the 83 Progressive Conservative caucus members have been given additional roles that come with extra pay.


Both Crawford and Triantafilopoulos and the other newly named parliamentary assistants will receive a $16,600 annual salary bump to their $116,500 base MPP salary.

The number of parliamentary assistants has nearly doubled from Ford’s previous government in 2018.

“It was an honour to be sworn in as the parliamentary assistant to Peter Bethlenfalvy, the Minister of Finance,” Crawford said in a tweet on Thursday. “I look forward to working closely with him and Rick Byers (MPP Bruce-Grey Owen Sound) to deliver strong results for Oakville and Ontario.

Parliamentary assistants, according to the provincial government website, help ministers with “legislative and committee matters, including special projects and assignments that require dedicated leadership.”

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