As a passionate advocate for the Scarborough community as both MPP and City Councillor for nearly 20 years, Brad has a proven record of helping people in their everyday lives, creating jobs, and growing the economy.
Brad was appointed as the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities in 2013 where building an affordable, accessible, globally competitive post-secondary sector is his passion. He is also committed to promoting the skilled trades, addressing youth employment, and the continual improvement of training programs.
Prior to this, Brad served as Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development and Innovation, during which time he focused on creating jobs, promoting Ontario as a smart place to invest, building a culture of entrepreneurship and growing a strong innovative economy.
Previously, as Ontario’s Minister of Energy, Brad Duguid launched Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan—an ambitious plan that builds on Ontario’s commitment to a clean and reliable energy system –and the cleaner air, jobs and economic growth associated with it.
As Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Minister Duguid worked tirelessly to make Ontario a national leader in Aboriginal issues, while building stronger relationships with First Nation, Metis and Inuit communities. He launched PLAY—a program for aboriginal youth using participation in sports and activities to teach life-skills, which now serves over 1,000 young people.
Brad graduated from the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus and currently resides in Scarborough with his wife Crystal and two sons, Kennedy and Jordan.