The choice of a new leader and a new direction for Ontario is in the hands of New Democrats across the province.
We are excited to share information about the approved leadership candidates on this page and encourage you to visit their websites in order to learn more.
Thank you in advance for your valuable involvement in this process as we choose the next Leader of the Ontario NDP.
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Marit Stiles is running for leadership of Ontario’s New Democrats. She has been the MPP for Davenport since 2018. Prior to this, she represented the area as their public school trustee
For the past four years Marit has served as the Official Opposition Education Critic, partnering with education workers and parents to defend against Doug Ford’s attacks on public education.
Before entering elected office, Marit fought to strengthen Canada’s arts sector and stood up for culture sector workers as the National Director of Research & Bargaining at ACTRA, Canada’s union for recorded media professionals.
Born and raised in Newfoundland, Marit moved to Ontario to study and find work. She lives in Toronto with her partner Jordan where they have raised their two daughters.
Marit believes that it's up to New Democrats to offer people hope. We need to inspire people to think big, demand better and to join our movement. That's why she's running to lead our party - to build a stronger NDP that’s ready to defeat Doug Ford and finally deliver for working people and their families.