- Member of Provincial Parliament since 2004. Former City Councillor in Hamilton Ward 2
- Worked on local revitalization projects, keeping schools open, and supporting small businesses
- Widely recognized for being one of the provinces most effective leaders, received the EVE Award in 2012 for her public service
- Delivered results in two Ontario budgets: 5,000 new childcare spaces, paying down the deficit quicker, pushing for a Financial Accountability Office, and 30,000 new youth jobs
- Born and raised in Hamilton, McMaster University graduate, and proud mom to her son, Julian
Andrea grew up in Hamilton.
Her parents were immigrants. They came to Ontario from Czechoslovakia to build a better life. Their family worked hard. Her dad worked on the factory floor. Her sister, brother, and Andrea all worked through school.
The family had a mortgage, a car, and took family vacations together. They’d pack up the big green cooler and head down to the beach on Lake Erie. Andrea’s mom would stretch every dollar by cutting coupons and counting every penny.
She taught Andrea well, who paid her way through university waiting tables.
Working in Hamilton at the downtown legal aid clinic, she saw firsthand how times had changed. Making ends meet is harder for families today.
Andrea felt the call to public service because she wanted to help people. She was elected to city council in Hamilton in 1997. She did everything she could to fight for the small businesses in the ward. And it paid off. Mom and pop stores reopened and young entrepreneurs created jobs and are flourishing. The “For Rent” signs transformed into “Opening Soon” banners.
Local businesses grew with the support of the Hamilton community. Just think of what we can do across Ontario together. We can help communities thrive and create jobs by cutting small businesses taxes.
We know it will be hard work. If there is anything Andrea’s family taught her, it was that hard work will pay off. She knows people want a government that is there to create opportunity — not make life more expensive.
Andrea will lower your hydro bills by creating efficiencies and passing all of the savings back to consumers. She’ll save taxpayers money by putting an end to these Liberal scandals and waste. It’s about respecting your money and creating jobs.
It just makes sense.
Address: 20 Hughson St. S., Suite 200, Hamilton, ON. L8N 2A1
- Longtime public servant, elected six times to represent Timmins-James Bay
- Champion and fighter for the North who has worked to protect jobs in mining and forestry
- Helped expose the water crisis in First Nations communities like Kashechewan
First elected in 1990, Gilles has championed many causes and developed a reputation for being a tireless and hard-working MPP. Working with various community members and stakeholders, he has been successful in championing and getting results on issues like funding for various community projects and advocating on behalf of the forestry and mining sectors, as well as being a strong advocate on First Nations issues.
Gilles and his staff are known as tireless advocates for the constituents of Timmins-James Bay. Whether helping constituents to navigate a WSIB or ODSP issue, securing a funding application for a community group or a municipality, or bringing important concerns into the Legislature, Gilles and his staff have a reputation for always going the extra mile.
An experienced fighter for the North, you can count on Gilles Bisson to fight for you and to make sure Queen’s Park listens.
Gilles and his wife, Murielle, have been married for 37 years. They have two daughters, Julie and Nathalie, and are proud grandparents of three grandchildren, Nathaniel, Victoria and Elissa, all living in Timmins.
Address: 202- 60 Wilson Ave. Timmins, ON P4N 2S8
- MPP since 2011, fighting to create jobs and opportunities in London-Fanshawe
- As critic for seniors’ issues, introduced a motion for a five-day home-care guarantee
- Longtime community advocate who helped establish the Argyle Community Resource Centre and served as one of its first chairs, helping foster community partnerships and inclusiveness across London
- Lives in London with her husband, Bill Armstrong, City Councillor for Ward 2, and their two children
First elected to represent the people of London-Fanshawe in 2011, Teresa Armstrong is a local leader and community advocate.
Teresa has given back to her community for many years. She was instrumental in the inception of the Argyle Resource Centre and served as one of its first chairs. She is also a past president of East London Lioness Club, a past board member of LUSO Centre, a volunteer with East London Optimist Club, and a member of the Argyle Community Association.
She has also worked alongside her husband, Bill Armstrong, City Councillor for Ward 2, for many years. Together they have volunteered and organized community events for seniors, Canada Day events, and community clean-ups at Lord Nelson and Forestview parks. Since being elected in 2011, Teresa has championed measures to improve education and worked with her colleagues in the Legislature to get results for the people of London-Fanshawe.
An experienced community advocate, you can count on Teresa Armstrong for leadership that delivers.
Address: 155 Clarke Rd. London, ON N5W 5C9
- Elected your MPP in 2011
- Experienced community advocate recognized for her efforts to make hydro affordable, improve winter highway maintenance, and increase access to healthcare
- Introduced and passed the Energy Consumer Protection Amendment Act to protect families from unfair and expensive electricity contracts
- Introduced and passed a motion to establish a select committee of the Ontario Legislature that would review winter highway maintenance contracts and improve highway safety
Sarah Campbell is a community advocate with a proven track record of helping to make life more affordable in the North.
Born in Atikokan to a family of forest industry workers, she is known for her advocacy on energy issues and efforts to raise consumer awareness about expensive electricity contracts. In 2013, she introduced the Energy Consumer Protection Amendment Act, aiming to ban fixed-rate energy contracts that exploit residential consumers. This year, Sarah introduced a motion designed to improve winter road maintenance in advance of the 2015 winter season.
Educated at Lakehead University, she spent the summers of her youth working at the Thunder Bay Crown Attorney’s Office, the Ear Falls Sawmill, and the Lac Seul Onaway Lodge. Until she was elected, she represented Oxdrift on the Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) and on the District of Kenora Unincorporated Ratepayers Association (DoKURA). She is also the past chair of Hoshizaki House.
You can count on Sarah Campbell, with her record of fighting to make Northern life more affordable, to get results.
Address: 3-140 Fourth Street W. Fort Frances, ON P9A 3B8
Tel: 807-274- 7619
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Address: 58 Princess Street Dryden, ON P8N 1C7
Toll Free: 1-800-465-8501
Address: 300 McClellan Avenue, East Room Kenora, ON P9N 1A8
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Toll free within riding: 1-800-465-8501
- Voted Best MPP by readers of NOW Magazine
- Led a campaign that raised the wages of over a million Ontarians
- Former United Church Minister who performed the first legal same-sex marriage in Canada
- Champion for key local issues including clean trains and a fair OMB process
Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo is the Member of Provincial Parliament of Parkdale – High Park.
First elected into the Ontario Legislature in a by-election in 2006, she was re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2014. She is currently the NDP critic to LGBTQ Issues, GTA Issues and Urban Transportation.
Cheri is known for her 2006-2007 $10 minimum wage campaign, through which over a million Ontarians saw their income increase by 28% over three years, and as the “Queen of tri-party bills” for tabling the most bills in the Legislature that have all three parties’ support. Cheri has also passed more Private Member’s Bills than any other opposition MPP on record.
Cheri was voted NOW Magazine’s Best MPP for 2015, her second time winning the title. She has also twice been voted Runner-Up Best MPP.
In 2012, Cheri succeeded in getting Toby’s Act passed, an amendment to the Ontario Humans Rights Code to include gender identity and gender expression–the first of its kind in North America. She made history again in 2015 by successfully passing Bill 77, which prohibits “Conversion Therapy” for youth (therapy intended to prevent young people from identifying as LGBTQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual or queer]). This ground-breaking legislation also de-listed “conversion therapy” from OHIP. Following DiNovo’s introduction of the Bill, President Barack Obama called for a ban of the practice in the United States, and Manitoba tabled legislation to ban the practice as well. Cheri has also been honoured to be the Grand Marshal in Toronto’s celebrated World Pride Festival and the Barrie Pride Festival.
Cheri has proposed a bill to fast-track benefits for workers suffering from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) that has been included on the front page of the Toronto Star, and has stood up for cyclists with her 1-metre rule, which the government finally passed as part of their larger transport bill in 2015.
Cheri is an ordained United Church Minister who performed the first legalized same sex marriage. Cheri also founded Girls’ Government, a non-partisan initiative aimed at getting young girls engaged in the political process. Cheri has also been a staunch advocate for Tibetans, Roma, Ukrainian and other immigrant communities in Parkdale-High Park and Ontario.
She is the winner of several major awards – the Lambda Literary Award in Washington, D.C. for spirituality and religion for her book Queerying Evangelism, the Award of Merit by the government of Ukraine for her work on Canada’s first tri-party bill recognizing the Holodomor as genocide and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Inspire Awards for her lifelong work as an activist for equal rights. Cheri has also received the Bicycling Leadership Award from the Share the Road Cycling Coalition, the Community Hero Award from Jer’s Vision, the Rainbow Health Advocate Award from Rainbow Health Ontario, the History Maker Award from Brockville Pride and the PFLAG Ally Award, presented by Rosie O’Donnell.
Address: 2849 Dundas St. West Toronto, ON M6P 1Y6
- Elected MPP in 2012, advocate for strategic investments and job creation
- Served over 60,000 students and staff as Chair of the Waterloo Region District School Board and balanced a budget of $645 million
- Created 1,600 childcare spaces at no cost to taxpayers
- Over a decade of experience serving Kitchener-Waterloo
Catherine Fife is a community leader and a tireless public servant.
Before her election to Queen’s Park in 2012, she spent a decade working on behalf of the families of Kitchener-Waterloo to improve quality and access in education. In her roles as Trustee, Chair of the Waterloo Region District School Board, Vice President of the Canadian School Boards’ Association, and President of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, she served more than 60,000 staff and students and successfully balanced a budget of $675 million.
Beyond these accomplishments, Catherine has made a real impact on the lives of children and parents across Waterloo Region. Through her leadership, an additional 1,600 new childcare spaces were created in the region at no additional cost to taxpayers. As a lifelong champion of education, Catherine understands the vital role early learning plays in creating a more equitable economy.
You can count on Catherine Fife to provide leadership that delivers.
Catherine and her husband, Dale, make their home in Kitchener-Waterloo, where they live with their two children, Aidan and Claire.
Address: 100 Regina St. S., Suite 220 Waterloo, ON N2J 4P9
- A Registered Nurse who will continue to work to save the local hospital and health services
- Making life affordable for residents of Welland, Thorold, Port Colborne, Wainfleet and St. Catharines by fighting skyrocketing hydro and natural gas rates
- As critic for Municipal Affairs and Housing, introduced a bill to create equitable rent control
- A community leader who served as Mayor and Regional Councillor for Welland
A lifelong Welland resident, former Mayor, and Registered Nurse, Cindy Forster has been an activist in her community for two decades.
Cindy graduated from the Mack school of Nursing in 1973. While working as a staff nurse in the hospital sector in various programs, Cindy was a dedicated union activist with the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA). In 1990, Cindy joined the staff of ONA as a Labour Relations Officer representing registered nurses in all sectors of healthcare.
In 1994, Cindy became active in municipal politics. She served two terms as a municipal Councillor on Welland City Council. In 2000, she was elected Mayor for the City of Welland and, in 2006, was elected Welland’s representative to Niagara Regional Council. Cindy has sat on many boards and committees, including the boards of the local library, Hydro Commission, and Economic Development Corporation, as well as the community and social services and accessibility advisory committees, and was appointed as a member of the ALPHA Board. She has fought for worthy causes such as pay equity for women in the library and health sectors. As Vice Chair of Niagara Regional Housing for four years, she was involved in many new affordable housing initiatives for Niagara residents.
As a volunteer, she has been involved in many agencies, including Help a Child Smile, Hope Centre and Hope House, and AIDS Niagara.
She is currently the Member of Provincial Parliament for the Welland riding which includes Welland, Thorold, Port Colborne, Wainfleet, and west St. Catharines, and holds the role of critic for Municipal Affairs and Housing for Ontario’s New Democrats. She was also appointed as Deputy House Leader for the NDP caucus.
Address: Unit 102, 60 King Street Welland, ON L3B 6A4
Address: 92 Charlotte St. Port Colborne, ON L3K 3E1
Phone: 905-834-3629 ext. 282
- MPP for Oshawa, elected in 2014. NDP Caucus critic on Pensions and Community Safety and Correctional Services.
- Dedicated educator with over ten years’ experience in Canada and Japan
- Advocate for labour rights in Ontario as an active member of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation in Durham and the Durham Region Labour Council
- Actively invested in the community as a member of the ‘We Are Oshawa’ community group, Habitat for Humanity, and local theatre
- Currently pursuing a Master’s in Education Administration in Leadership from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Jennifer French is the MPP representing Oshawa, elected in 2014.
She was a dedicated educator, with over ten years’ experience teaching in Ontario and abroad.
As a committed advocate for workers’ rights, Jennifer is member of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) in Durham, the Ontario Federation of Labour, and the Durham Region Labour Council. Jennifer is a leader who delivers. In her role with her ETFO local team, she organized the far-reaching campaign against Bill 115 and coordinated with groups across the province to have the legislation repealed.
Jennifer actively gives back to her community as a member of the ‘We Are Oshawa’ community group, and is invested in community theatre and the arts. Through these initiatives, Jennifer makes a difference in community issues, including wage issues,
fairness concerns, and protecting the Oshawa waterfront.
After travelling extensively, Jennifer has made Oshawa her home for the past eight years.
Jennifer works hard to ensure that people have fair access to jobs, a decently and fairly funded education, and a voice in their community. Students deserve bright futures and families deserve stability. Jennifer is a passionate advocate for social justice and equity issues.
Jennifer is a strong voice for the people of Oshawa and is committed to bringing meaningful change to her community.
Address: 78 Centre St. North, Unit 2, Oshawa, ON L1G 4B6
- Jobs champion who promotes smart investments in job creation with targeted tax credits
- Delivered results as a Niagara Falls City Councillor, promoting fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability
- Took a lead role in a United Way campaign that raised millions for local programs
- Will continue to fight for the Fort Erie Race Track and the horse racing industry
- Worked with business leaders as Unifor Local president to protect and create local jobs
- Will support farmers and wineries by continuing to promote a Buy Ontario policy
A longtime resident of and advocate for the Niagara Region, Wayne Gates understands firsthand the challenges facing families.
In his past roles as a City Councillor and local union president, Wayne has worked tirelessly to create and keep local jobs by promoting a Buy Ontario policy. He will continue to be a relentless fighter at Queen’s Park for long-term solutions at the Fort Erie Race Track and to bring daily, year-round GO service to the region.
Wayne will fight hard for relief on home heating, hydro, and auto insurance rates. He will also promote smart and targeted investment in job creation rather than across-the-board corporate tax giveaways. He understands that while the government may make promises at election time, his job is to make sure Queen’s Park delivers.
You can count on Wayne Gates, an experienced fighter for his community, to get results.
Wayne and his wife, Rita, live in Niagara Falls. They are the proud parents of three daughters and grandparents to five grandchildren. They all make their home in the Niagara Region.
Address: 6746 Morrison St., Unit 1A Niagara Falls, ON L2H 3C9
Address: 265 High St. Fort Erie, ON L2A 3R4
- Since elected as your MPP in 2007, France has consistently been one of the top five MPPs at Queens Park, in terms of bills introduced, bills passed, times addressing the legislature and words spoken
- As Executive Director of the Community Health Centre in Sudbury, France oversaw the expansion of Health Care services to many small and rural communities
- Effective advocate for Nickel Belt residents on important local issues, such as horse racing, water protection, and helping small businesses
France Gélinas is a resident of the City of Greater Sudbury, health care professional, and community leader.
France started her career in Sudbury at Laurentian Hospital, now part of Health Sciences North as a physiotherapist. After graduating from Laurentian University with a Masters in Business Administration, she became a health care administrator. Before being elected MPP in 2007, France worked as the Executive Director of the Community Health Centre in Sudbury. Under her leadership the Centre expanded to many small and rural communities in the northeast, opened the Corner Clinic serving the homeless population, and became the lead agency for the Sudbury Homelessness Network.
As Nickel Belt’s representative at Queen’s Park, France has taken the lead on health and healthcare issues. She has introduced and worked on many bills designed to: make restaurant menus more transparent, end the sale of flavoured tobacco products, ban tanning beds for youth, and bring Ombudsman oversight to the health care system of Ontario, to name just a few.
An experienced community leader with a track record of standing up for Northern Ontario, you can count on France Gélinas to get results for Nickel Belt.
France and her spouse Keith Harris have three children and six grandchildren. She is also a bush pilot, a competitive rower, and an avid snowboarder.
Address: Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre 15- 5085 Hwy 69 N Hanmer, ON P3P 1P7
- MPP for Windsor West, elected in 2014. NDP Caucus critic on Community Safety and Social Services and for Homelessness
- Former vice-chair of the Greater Essex Country District School Board
- As a trustee, Lisa served over 36,000 students and helped to manage a $290 million dollar budget
- Entrepreneur who ran her own event planning business
- Committed community leader who champions many causes and charity organizations throughout Windsor
MPP for Windsor West, elected in 2014. NDP Caucus critic on Community Safety and Correctional Services.
A dedicated community advocate, Lisa Gretzky is an entrepreneur and a longtime defender and champion of public education.
Lisa’s passion for education led her to become a member of her children’s school advisory council and the co-chair of a playground committee that focused on planning to promote physical health and fundraising for new equipment.
She was elected twice as a School Trustee for the Greater Essex County Board, served over 36,000 students and helped to manage a budget of $290 million. Before her election, Lisa worked as an entrepreneur; she ran a special event and wedding planning business.
Lisa gives back to her community. She contributes to the Windsor Youth Centre and Windsor Women’s Shelter, and volunteers with Do Good Divas, an organization that raises money for healthcare initiatives, as well as Icing Smiles Canada, a group that makes cakes for chronically and terminally ill children.
A hard-working community leader, Lisa Gretzky fights to ensure that every child has an opportunity to learn. She believes parents have a meaningful role to play in shaping their children’s education.
She and her husband, Tyler, live in Windsor with their two children.
Address: 321 Tecumseh Road East, Unit 5 Windsor ON N8X 2R5
- Elected MPP in 2013
- Delivered results as a two-term Windsor City Councillor
- Respected former CBC Windsor radio and television reporter and local news personality
- Served on the Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee, Windsor’s Business Improvement Association Advisory Committee, and the Essex Region Conservation Authority
- Has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars with local fundraising drives, including Easter Seals, United Way, the Hospice, and the Do Good Divas
Percy Hatfield is a respected community leader in Windsor-Tecumseh.
A well-known television and radio personality, Percy was the CBC’s municipal affairs reporter in Windsor and host of his own popular TV segment, “Percy’s Political Panel.” After 30 years as a CBC broadcast journalist, he went from covering city news to creating it.
Elected Councillor for Ward 5 in 2006, Percy got results for the people of Windsor and Essex County. Sitting on the city’s Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee, he brought together community leaders throughout the region to create new jobs and economic opportunities. On a number of municipal decision-making committees, he took the lead in bringing important issues in public health, housing, business improvement, and culture to the forefront.
He also represented Windsor and Essex County at the national level, serving three years on the board of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. At the provincial level, Percy became the first Councillor from the Windsor region to be elected Vice-President of the Association of the Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and served as Chair of the Large Urban Caucus.
Percy works hard to raise funds for local community groups like the Easter Seals, United Way, and the Hospice. He and his wife, Gale, a school Trustee at the Greater Essex County District School Board, support the Do Good Divas, who have donated more than $500,000 to local healthcare causes.
You can count on Percy Hatfield, an experienced community leader and advocate, to get results for Windsor-Tecumseh.
Percy, a self-described “army brat,” grew up on military bases across Canada. He has been a proud and active member of the Riverside Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion for more than 30 years. He and Gale have been married for 41 years.
Address: 5452 Tecumseh Rd. E. Unit 1 Windsor, ON N8T 1C7
- MPP since 2011 who has championed the cause of displaced workers
- As an Assistant to the local MP, built a reputation for solid service and helped hundreds of constituents with their issues and concerns
- Former President of Algoma Manitoulin and District Labour Council
- Former Coordinator at Dubreuilville Action Centre (MTCU) assisting displaced workers in the North
Michael Mantha is a longtime community advocate and public servant.
Before becoming an MPP in 2011, Michael worked for the local MP successfully helping hundreds of constituents with their issues and concerns. He also worked with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities assisting displaced workers access social services and training. In the legislature, Michael has been a strong voice for rural healthcare, safe road conditions, northern jobs, and affordability.
Michael is a community advocate you can count on to make life more affordable and fair.
Michael lives in Elliot Lake with his wife Pauline and their two sons.
Address: 18 Mary Walk, Elliot Lake, Ontario P5A 2A1
- Longtime community leader and labour rights advocate
- MPP since 2007 who has taken the lead on pensions, economic development, and the WSIB
- Represented the United Steelworkers in Ottawa, fighting for fairer working conditions
- Served as a Stoney Creek City Councillor for six years and was Chair of Parks and Recreation
Paul Miller is a longtime community leader and labour rights advocate.
Born in Hamilton and raised in Stoney Creek, he worked for 32 years at Hamilton Steel (formerly Stelco)—where his family’s total service exceeds 300 years—as an industrial mechanic, welder, and fitter. As a labour leader with the United Steelworkers, Paul represented the union in Ottawa, working on nine federal campaigns across the country and pushing to change Canadian labour laws to protect pensions and workers’ rights.
Locally, Paul served as a Stoney Creek City Councillor for six years. During his first term, he was active with the Hamilton and Wentworth County Public School Board and the Community Liaison Committee for the Taro Landfill and Hamilton Region Conservation Authority. During his second term, he was Chair of Parks and Recreation, and was active with city committees dealing with firefighting, licensing, engineering, and planning.
Paul is active in local sports as both a participant and an official. He has played hockey and baseball, and refereed OMHA hockey, umpired slow-pitch softball, and coached Little League baseball.
You can count on Paul Miller, an experienced community leader with a proven track record of serving the public and getting results, to continue to provide leadership that delivers.
Paul is married to local teacher Carole Paikin-Miller, who is also a freelance journalist and children’s book author. Together they have three daughters: a graphic designer, a programmer of social activities for seniors, and a registered nurse.
Address: 289 Queenston Rd. Hamilton, ON L8K 1H2
- Elected MPP in 2011
- Former Director of Training for Labourers’ International Union of North America, with a track record of fighting for workplace safety and fair wages
- Strong voice for rural Ontarians who has fought for occupational health and safety reform and advocated for a national agricultural policy designed to protect family farms from the pressures of globalization
- Fluent in both English and French
Taras Natyshak is a passionate community leader and public servant. Born and raised in Essex County, he has made extensive contributions to the region as a volunteer, healthcare champion, and labour advocate.
Growing up in a politically active family, Taras quickly learned that working Ontarians need strong representation, and that rural Ontario needs a clear voice. Elected to the Legislature in 2011, he has fought for occupational health and safety reform and advocated for a national agricultural policy designed to protect family farms from the pressures of globalization.
He has also served on the boards of the Windsor Workers’ Action and Sexual Assault Crisis centres, and volunteered with the United Way and the Canadian Paraplegic Association. He has served as the NDP’s critic for labour, infrastructure, community safety and corrections, and co-chaired the Legislature’s Estimates Committee.
You can count on Taras Natyshak, an experienced advocate for his community, to get results for the people of Essex.
Taras pursued political science and labour studies at the University of Windsor. He and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for 10 years and make their home in Belle River with their two children.
Address: Room 316 Talbot St. North Essex, ON N8M 2E1
- Elected MPP for London West in 2013
- Served for 13 years on the Thames Valley District School Board, and helped to balance a $660 million budget during her term as Chair
- Former Director of Policy at Academica Group, leading a project to connect employers with job seekers in London
- Helped establish the Ability First coalition, an award-winning initiative to engage London employers in hiring people with disabilities
For more than 13 years, Peggy Sattler has worked to get results for the people of London.
Her commitment to strong public education led to her election as a Trustee for the Thames Valley District School Board. While on the board, Peggy worked with fellow trustees, staff, teachers, students, and parents to tackle the challenges facing the education system.
As board Chair, she was also accountable for balancing a $660 million budget. In her role as Western Region Vice-President of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, Peggy earned the respect of elected officials across party lines for her dedication to public education and her work to put students first across the province.
As Director of Policy at Academica Group, Peggy worked with the Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board and the London Economic Development Corporation on an innovative local labour market project called Worktends.ca. By providing students, employers, job seekers, employment service providers, workforce planners and others with reliable and timely information about the local and regional labour market, the project will reduce unemployment and help local decision-makers create new jobs and economic opportunities. She also played a key role in the establishment of the Ability First coalition, an award-winning initiative to engage London employers in hiring people with disabilities.
Peggy’s first private member’s bill, the Learning Through Workplace Experience Act, has received support from MPPs from all three parties. If passed, the bill will enable the expansion of co-ops, internships, field placements and other programs at Ontario colleges and universities.
Peggy Sattler is a community leader who brings people together to solve local problems and achieve results. Peggy and her husband, Neil Bradford, make their home in London with their children, Jon and Emily.
Address: 240 Commissioners Rd. W. Unit 106 London, ON N6J 1Y1
- Voted Best MPP by readers of NOW Magazine
- Former Toronto City Councillor and Executive Director of Greenpeace Canada with a long track record on environmental issues
- Fighter for affordable and quality public services in our community: public education, healthcare, and clean and sustainable energy
Peter Tabuns is a distinguished community leader and a dedicated environmentalist.
A Toronto City Councillor from 1990 to 1997, he helped keep valuable services public and championed smoke-free restaurants and bars. As Executive Director of Greenpeace, he strongly advocated for increased environmental protections and for the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol.
Since his election to Queen’s Park in 2006, Peter has been a leader on a number of issues ranging from energy efficiency, to keeping people safe from toxins, to integrating new Canadians into the economy. As the Ontario NDP’s critic for energy and education, he has led the charge towards creating a new energy economy and has fought against skyrocketing hydro rates.
You can count on Peter Tabuns, an experienced advocate for his community, to continue to get results for the people of Toronto-Danforth.
Peter lives in Toronto with his partner, Shawn Kerwin.
Address: 923 Danforth Ave. Toronto, ON M4J 1L8
- MPP since 2011, known particularly for her work on children’s and youth issues
- Served the community as Assistant to Councillor Scott Duvall, working to address the concerns and issues faced by Mountain residents
- Worked to promote local businesses and the local BIA, committed to supporting job growth on Hamilton Mountain
- Key player in the campaign to save the McMaster Emergency Room
Monique Taylor is a community advocate who has been MPP for Hamilton Mountain since 2011.
A graduate of the Toronto School of Business, an experienced hospitality worker, a key player in the campaign to save the McMaster Emergency Room, and an Assistant to Councillor Scott Duvall, Monique knows the everyday struggles of the people of Hamilton firsthand.
Putting her experience to good use, Monique works tirelessly on behalf of Mountain residents to get results when dealing with government departments. Her experience also serves her well as a community bridge-builder.
As MPP, Monique has worked hard on issues related to children and youth. In 2012, she introduced Bill 42, designed to give full investigative power to the provincial Ombudsman in relation to decisions made by children’s aid societies.
As a Member of the Select Committee on Developmental Services, Monique has been a strong advocate on behalf of families facing the extreme challenges of members living with serious developmental disabilities.
Monique Taylor is a fighter Hamilton can count on to make life fairer and get results.
Address: 555 Concession St., 2nd floor Hamilton, ON L8V 1A2
- Longtime community leader and public servant, MPP since 2011
- Represented the agricultural community as President of the Temiskaming Federation of Agriculture for ten years
- Served on the Board of Dairy Farmers of Ontario when Thornloe Cheese was threatened with closure, played a key role in its rebirth
John Vanthof is a longtime community leader and representative of the agricultural community.
John’s public service career started with his election to the Temiskaming Dairy Producer Committee on which he has served for over twenty years, including several as Chairman. In 2004, John was elected for a term to the Board of Dairy Farmers of Ontario. He was Director when Thornloe Cheese was threatened with closure, and played a key role in its rebirth.
John also served on municipal council for twelve years, but he is most widely recognized for his 10-year term as President of the Temiskaming Federation of Agriculture. During that time, the Federation represented the agricultural community in some key issues, most notably the Adams Mine Landfill debate. The critical analysis of the Ministry of Environment’s approval, commissioned by the Federation, was one of the catalysts that stopped the project.
John has long given back to his community. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the 2009 International Plowing Match. He also sat on the Board of the Englehart and District Hospital and the fundraising committee for the Englehart Family Health Clinic, and was vice-chair of the Temiskaming Foundation.
You can count on John Vanthof, an experienced public representative with a track record of getting results, to provide leadership that delivers.
John and his wife, Ria, owned and operated a dairy and crop farm outside of Earlton from 1984 until 2012 and have four children. John’s hobbies include riding his motorcycle and avoiding rocks on Lake Wendigo.
Address: 5-247 Whitwood Ave. Pinewoods Centre New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0
Toll Free: 1-888-701-1105
Address: 30 Second St. E., 2nd Floor, East Wing Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 1R1
Toll Free: 1-800-461-2186
Address: 193 King St., 2nd Floor Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1R8
Toll Free: 1-888-771-9551