Canada. A lawyer and politician, Mr. McGuinty served as premier of Ontario, Canada from 2003 to 2013. During that time he led his party, the Ontario Liberal Party, to three election victories. Mr. McGuinty's government established education, health care, the environment and the economy as its priorities achieving real gains in each area. Student test scores are up 16%. Health care wait times have gone from Canada's longest to the shortest. Ontario is closing its coal plants in the single largest greenhouse gas reduction initiative in North America. And, to make Ontario more competitive, the McGuinty government cut the marginal effective tax rate on new business investment in half and adopted a value added tax. Mr. McGuinty earned a bachelor of science degree from McMaster University and a law degree (LLB) from the University of Ottawa.