MPP Spotlight: Teresa Armstrong

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London—Fanshawe MPP Teresa Armstrong is doing great work and delivering results.

One of the most respected MPPs at Queen’s Park, Teresa takes a collaborative and conciliatory approach to her parliamentary work. Her election, five years ago, was a significant milestone. Not only was she the first NDP MPP ever elected to represent London—Fanshawe, she is the first Portuguese-Canadian woman elected to the Ontario Legislature.

Teresa serves as the Caucus Deputy Whip and as the NDP Critic for Home and Long-Term Care and Critic for Seniors Affairs. In this role she has fought for improved Home Care and has worked to raise issues related to mental health and addiction in the legislature.

With the increase in distressing incidents of Islamophobia, anti-Black racism, and hate crimes in Ontario, Teresa worked with Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and communities across the province to secure the return of the Anti-Racism Directorate.

Just last month, Teresa’s Private Member's Bill, making October 2016 the first annual Islamic Heritage Month in Ontario, was passed into law with all-party support. This act recognizes the important contributions of Muslims to our province and will help strengthen ties between Ontarians from all backgrounds.

On the personal side, Teresa has had a motorcycle license since she was a teenager and plans to spend her retirement traveling the province on a motorcycle of her own.

Teresa works hard to represent her constituents in London—Fanshawe and is an important part of our NDP caucus fighting for a fairer, more prosperous Ontario.

 

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