Her many critic responsibilities have included serving as the Critic for Community and Social Services; the Critic for Children and Youth Services; the Critic for Government Services; and the Opposition Deputy House Leader. Since being elected in 2007, Sylvia has introduced many pieces of legislation that have been adopted into government legislation and have become law, including the Social Assistance Statute Law Amendment Act, the Aggregate Recycling Promotion Act and the Respecting Private Property Act.
Sylvia currently serves as Deputy Leader of the PC Caucus and the Critic for Children and Youth Services.
Sylvia has lived in Orangeville for over 30 years with her husband David. They are proud parents of two children.