Lisa MacLeod said she's ready to take on the challenge of serving as critic for the president of the treasury board, a post she was named to last week.
She said it is a large file with important issues that will play out through the course of this session of the legislature.
"Contract negotiations are coming up with strike positions for some teachers' unions across the province, possibly in other sectors as well. As well as the need to find efficiencies within the government and possibly some reductions in the size and the scope of the civil service," said MacLeod.
She said she feels her experience on other hot-button issue portfolios such as Education Critic and Energy Critic will serve her well in this new position.
The Nepean-Carleton MPP said she's encouraged by continued questions about whether she'd seek the leadership of the Ontario PC Party but said she won't make up her mind until the rules for the race are laid out in August.