Mr. Tsubouchi has served as the Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations, Solicitor General, Chair of Management Board/Treasury Board and Minister of Culture. He was the first Japanese Canadian to be elected to any office in Ontario and the first to be elected to any provincial legislature in Canada. Mr. Tsubouchi has also served as the Integrity Commissioner of the Town of Richmond Hill and the Honourary Consul General for the Republic of Mongolia. He sits on the board of directors of the Ontario Arts Council and the OMERS Pension Fund. Mr. Tsubouchi holds a B.A. (York University), J.D. (Osgoode Hall Law School), LL.D. (Assumption University) in Windsor, D.S.Litt. (Huntington University) and C.Dir. (DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University). His memoir “Gambatte” was a finalist for the Speaker’s Book Award in 2014 and he has recently written “The Chinese Door” a YA fantasy novel.