- 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
- Critic for Northern Development and Tourism.
- 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
- Critic for Poverty and Homelessness
- Rima and her partner David have lived in Beaches–East York for 25 years, where they raised their four kids. You can spot their dogs Eliot and Kuma walking along Martin Goodman Trail.
- Rima was born in Apartheid South Africa, which fueled her life–long work in fighting for the creation of socially just and diverse societies. She advocates for systemic change that creates meaningful inclusion, accountable institutions and the elimination of all systemic oppression.
- As our MPP, she will be a strong voice for Beaches–East York who will work to ensure equitable access to public transportation, affordable childcare and universal Pharmacare for everyone–regardless of age, status or income.
- Dr. Rima Berns–McGown holds a PhD in International Politics. A respected author, researcher, and former University of Toronto professor, she currently works with directors and executives to tackle systemic racism in boardrooms across Canada.
Deputy Leader and Critic for Seniors, Home Care and Long-Term Care.
Born and raised in Brampton, Sara is a multilingual Ph.D. candidate at Ryerson University with a Master of Arts in International Development Studies
She has a long history of local advocacy being the founding director of Broadening Horizons, Board Director at Community Living Ontario, and former vice-president Brampton Caledon Community Living
She has been a strong fighter of local businesses, workers’ rights and she’s committed to bringing families in Brampton-Centre change for the better
Sara is also committed to putting an end to sky-rocketing auto insurance rates and postal code discrimination
- Critic, Attorney General.
- A lawyer by profession, Gurratan’s unique upbringing has fueled his passion for justice and equity
- He has spent over a decade serving the Brampton communities through pro–bono legal advice, youth mentorship, organizing and advocating for young people
- A community champion, Gurratan is the City of Brampton’s Chair of the Equity and Inclusion, founding member of Sikh Heritage Month Foundation and a Board Member of Peel Art Gallery
- He was an instrumental figure behind Jagmeet Singh’s ascent to MPP and leader of the Federal NDP and is determined to fight for change for the better and bring Brampton East the leadership people need in order to access better health care, seniors care and education
Critic for Auto Insurance.
With long time family roots in Brampton, Kevin has made a name for himself as a weather expert on The Weather Network for over a decade
Having studied journalism, Kevin has been involved with the National Association of Black Journalists and volunteered at Covenant House - helping at-risk and homeless youth
Kevin understands that Brampton North communities need leadership that will bring change for the better to our neighbourhoods
He is committed to ensuring affordability for Brampton North families through universal pharmacare and dental care, lower hydro rates and lower auto insurance rates
- Critic for Education.
- Marit is the Toronto District School Board trustee for Davenport and Board member at the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, ready to partner with Andrea Horwath to champion progressive change in Toronto
- She is a lifelong advocate for social justice, working to create more high–quality, affordable childcare spaces, improve transit, strengthen public education and build a more liveable city. She is President of Canada’s NDP.
- As National Director of Public Policy and Research for ACTRA, Marit strengthened Canada’s arts and cultural sector and has worked in health policy and public engagement
- Marit and her partner, Jordan, have raised their daughters Mahala and Lila in Davenport
- Critic for Ethics and Accountability, and Job Creation and Economic Recovery.
- Taras is a proven fighter who has represented Essex as MPP since 2011
- He led the fight to save thoracic cancer surgery and the neonatal intensive care units in Windsor Essex, saving patients from needless travel for treatment
- He is committed to the completion of Highway 3 for the safety of commuters and to ensuring the agricultural industry has timely access to markets
- Having introduced legislation to protect homeowners from losses due to floods and legislation to regulate the property insurance industry, Taras is committed to continue fighting for Essex
- Critic for Sport and Pensions.
- 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
- Deputy Whip and critic for Mental Health and Addictions.
- Monique has fought for and represented Hamilton Mountain riding since 2011.
- A healthcare and children and youth champion, she was successful in fighting alongside families to remove age-discrimination in autism treatment access and gathered all-party support for eliminating wait-lists for children and youth access to mental health services.
- She was voted “Best Local Politician” (Platinum or Diamond awards), four years running by the readers of Hamilton Community News and “Most Determined MPP” by her MPP colleagues at Queen’s Park
- Monique understands that the Hamilton Mountain community needs leadership that will continue fighting for better access to healthcare, universal pharmacare and dental care and on-the-job protection
- Critic for Environment, Conservation and Parks
- Sandy Shaw is proud to call Hamilton home and frequently comments on local issues on City Matters on Cable 14 and on CHML.
- She is widely known for her work with progressive organizations like the Social Planning Council, the United Way, and was the first–ever elected female Board Chair of FirstOntario Credit Union.
- Sandy graduated from the University of Toronto in Corporate Social Responsibility and built innovative projects such as Hamilton's first micro–loan program and authored Hamilton's first Women and Poverty Report.
- She was awarded the Women of Distinction Award for her community leadership and was appointed to serve on the Hamilton Port Authority as the Chair of the Governance committee.
- Critic for Transit.
- Tom is a lifelong Humber River–Black Creek resident and dedicated community advocate
- Tom is an experienced organizer, determined to deliver health care, education that helps children thrive, and protecting consumer rights
- He lives in the community with his wife, his son, and his mother
- Critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations.
- Sol Mamakwa is a Kingfisher Lake band member and a resident of Sioux Lookout who speaks and understands Oji-Cree
- A fierce health advocate, Sol is Co-chair of the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre and has also been actively involved with the Sioux Lookout First Nation Health Authority, Sioux Lookout Physicians Regional Services, and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine
- As the lead health advisor for the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation, Sol has worked alongside federal and provincial representatives to transform the way health care is delivered to the NAN territory by improving service delivery throughout the riding
- He understands the challenges communities and families face and is eager to bring the needed change for the better to the riding
- Critic for the Environment
- As a lifelong resident of the Kingston area, chef, and small business manager, Ian knows how hard people in the riding are working to make ends meet
- Throughout his life, Ian has been focused on issues of food security and poverty, and he is passionate about building a future for Ontario farmers
- Ian believes government should put the people of Ontario at the heart of our hydro system, focusing on sustainability and lower rates
- As part of an NDP government, Ian is ready to tackle the big issues like climate change head on and give Ontario families hope for a brighter future
- Critic for Anti-Racism and Colleges and Universities.
- As Director of Diversity and Equity at Wilfrid Laurier University, Laura Mae works closely with Focus on Ethnic Women, The Working Centre and the Sexual Assault Support Centre.
Laura Mae has a PhD in Education and deep roots in Kitchener where she fights for high quality services and support for our community.
As your MPP, she will put her skills to work making change for the better in Kitchener-Centre, providing leadership people need to access better health care, seniors’ care, public transit and education.
When not working on equity issues or community development, Laura Mae, a former performer and recording artist, is a mother of three.
- Critic for Government Services and Consumer Protections, and LGBTQ+ Issues
- Terence is an elementary teacher, community advocate and art enthusiast who has called London home since he was three
- As a youth, he volunteered for the London Regional Children’s Museum, and is involved with the Thames Valley Teacher–Librarians’ Association and the London & District Labour Council
- As a teacher–librarian, Terence promoted cultural understanding, social justice awareness, and introduced students to community helpers through his Human Library programs
- Terence lives in London with his partner Jim, works as an executive member in his local union and serves on the political action and human rights/social justice committees for ETFO
- Deputy House Leader and critic for Labour and Democratic Reform.
- 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
- Critic for Children and Youth Services
- Teresa is a community advocate, experienced leader, mom and grandmother serving as MPP for London-Fanshawe since 2011
- At Queen’s Park, she is a tireless advocate for hospital services, addiction support, mental health resources, community schools, affordable housing and long-term care
- Prior to serving as MPP, Teresa was a professional insurance broker and involved with community organizations including the East London Lioness Club, LUSO Centre and the East London Optimist Club
- Teresa has lived in the London-Fanshawe community for over forty years and enjoys spending time with her husband, Bill Armstrong, former City Councillor for Ward 2, their children and grandchildren
- Critic for Francophone Affairs
- For over 20 years, Guy has been fighting for workers with the United Steelworkers Local 1-2010.
- He has a diverse range of experience working in the forestry, sawmill, plywood mill, health, hardware store, housekeeping and social services sectors across northern Ontario.
- He has spent most of his career lobbying all levels of government for changes that benefit workers.
- Born in Northern Ontario and of Métis descent , he has been living in Kapuskasing for over 20 years with his wife his two children.
- Critic for Municipal Affairs
- Jeff Burch is the Executive Director of Niagara Folk Arts, a non–profit social services agency, where he is responsible for a $3 million budget and over 40 full–time staff across the Niagara Region.
- Jeff spent 15 years representing workers as an organizer, local president and contract negotiator for front line health care workers in hospitals, nursing homes and community living agencies in Niagara and across Ontario. He has also served two terms as a City Councillor.
- Jeff Burch is a tireless community volunteer around issues such as mental health and poverty and is a founder and organizer of the Ed Smith Legal Defence Fund and A Better Niagara grassroots political organization. He has experience dealing with multiple Ontario Government Ministries including Health, Labour, Citizenship and Immigration, Municipal Affairs and Social Services.
- Jeff is a lifelong Niagara resident. He lives with his wife Linda and 9 year old son Jackson.
- Critic for Labour-Workplace Health and Safety; Training, Trades & Apprenticeships; and Auto Strategy.
- MPP since 2014 with deep ties to the community, having served as both a Niagara Falls City Councillor and as campaign co-chair for the United Way.
- A leader in the fight against Liberal and PC hydro privatization schemes and unfair hydro bills.
- Health care champion and seniors’ advocate, committed to protecting and expanding public health services in Niagara Falls.
- Tireless advocate for job creation with a successful track record of defending and securing jobs in manufacturing, tourism, transportation, and other sectors.
- Critic for Health Care.
- 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 Health and long term care, small and rural schools, water protection, and helping small businesses
- Critic for Infrastructure, Transportation, and Highways.
- As a dedicated educator, Jennifer has over ten years’ experience teaching in Ontario and abroad. She actively gives back to her community as an advocate for equity and social justice, and is invested in community theatre and the arts in Oshawa
- Jennifer also has a committed record fighting for workers’ rights. She has been a member of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) in Durham, and has been actively involved with the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Durham Region Labour Council. In her role with her ETFO local team, Jennifer organized the far–reaching campaign against Bill 115 and coordinated with groups across the province to have the legislation repealed
- Jennifer works hard to ensure that people have access to good jobs, a strong publicly–funded education system, and a voice in their community. She is a strong advocate for the people of Oshawa and is committed to bringing meaningful change to her community
- Critic for Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities
- Joel is a proud father of two young children and Ottawa Centre resident. He’s a proven community organizer and has spent a lifetime advocating for social and environmental justice.
- He designed the campaign that won the expansion of the Canada Pension Plan in 2016 and was part of the successful campaign against the Energy East Pipeline.
- Joel served as President of the Colonel By Child Care Centre. He is the National Researcher for the Canadian Federation of Students and holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from York University.
- Joel will work to strengthen tenant protections, expand public transit and create more affordable childcare spaces.
- Critic for Early Learning and Childcare
- In 2018, Bhutila made history by becoming the first person of Tibetan heritage to be elected to public office in North America.
- Bhutila is a respected advocate for public health, affordable housing, fair wages and benefits.
- Bhutila holds a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Toronto and lives in the city with her husband and children.
- She has been voted Toronto's Best MPP by NOW Magazine readers in 2019 and 2020, Toronto's Best Local Politician by Toronto Star readers in 2019, and named one of Toronto's Most Inspirational Women of the year by TRNTO Magazine in 2019.
- Deputy Whip and critic for Citizenship, Foreign Credentials and Immigration Services
- Doly came to Canada as a child with her hard-working parents and younger brother. She has lived in Scarborough most of her life.
- She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and has a Masters in Development, Administration & Planning from University College London.
- As Co-Chair of the Scarborough Health Coalition and Vice-Chair of Warden Woods Community Centre, she has worked hard to make lives better for the people of Scarborough.
- Doly was the chief coordinator of the province-wide Keep Hydro Public campaign that successfully stopped the privatization of Toronto Hydro and Wasaga Distribution.
Doly Begum won’t let you down.
I consider it an honour to be serving the Spadina-Fort York community as your Member of Provincial Parliament, and Critic for Technology Development and Innovation.
In this role, I am organizing community members to advocate for building more daycares and schools in our area, to protect condo owners, and to advocate for affordable housing options.
While I consider it a great honour to walk into Queen's Park as your representative, I must admit I am shocked with the direction that our Premier Doug Ford is taking this province. He has:
- Cut $100 million in funding for TDSB school repairs
- Replaced the 2015 sex ed curriculum with the version developed in 1998, so that students will not be learning about crucial issues such as consent
- Cancelled green energy contracts and programs and left green energy businesses and consumers facing the loss of tens of thousands of dollars
- Fired Ontario’s Chief Scientist and Chief Investment Officer, and
- Most recently he has cut the number of council seats in the City of Toronto in half in the middle of an election.
When I was elected, I thought our role as a member of the NDP would be to hold Ford’s Conservatives to account. Now I realize that our role is to mitigate the damage he is causing to our schools, our economy, our environment, and our democracy.
I am creating workgroups to advocate for the environment, for affordable housing, for daycares and schools, for protections for condo owners, and for our democracy. If you are interested in working on any of these issues, email me at email@example.com.
In spite of the challenges, I believe that it is still possible to create better neighourhoods when we work together. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you to be your advocate at Queen's Park.
Please reach out if you have concerns, questions, or would like to get involved.
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- Critic for Veterans, Legions, and Military Affairs.
- Jennie is a long time Merritton-St. Catharines City Councillor, a board member of the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre and a life-long St. Catharines resident.
- As City Councillor she spent over a decade working with staff, residents, community reps and Councillors across all political stripes to get things done
- Jennie served on the front line staff at the Hotel Dieu Shaver and understands first-hand the impact that fifteen years of cuts to healthcare have had on communities
- She is determined to bring change for the better to St. Catharines and will fight to lower hydro rates, make sure everyone, regardless of age or income, has access to the dental care and pharma care they need, and to make life more affordable for the residents of St. Catharines
- Critic for Northern Infrastructure, Transportation and Roads.
- Born and raised in Sudbury, Jamie has devoted himself to working on issues that affect families in the community, like health care, and opposing the privatization of Hydro One.
- Jamie is focused on workers’ rights. He’s a certified Worker Safety Representative at Vale and president of the Sudbury & District Labour Council.
- He teaches at Laurentian University, and graduated from both Laurentian and Cambrian College.
- Jamie believes in giving back through volunteerism, and serves as a United Way Board Member.
- Critic for Natural Resources, Forestry and Mines.
- Judith has dedicated her working life advocating for working people with proven results.
- She is committed to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples of Canada and enforcing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
- Judith has dedicated much of her time volunteering for the United Way Board, Friends of Quetico Park and the Heart and Stroke Society.
- As MPP she will be a strong voice for fixing healthcare in the northwest and will work to ensure access to affordable child care, dental care and universal pharmacare for everyone – regardless of age or income.
- Deputy Leader and critic for Agriculture and Food, Rural Development.
- 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
- House Leader
- Critic for Community Safety and Correctional Services
- 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
- Critic for Urban Indigenous Issues, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Response.
- Suze is an experienced communications professional and advocate
- She is recognized across Ontario for her work on healthcare, community safety, diversity and inclusion, and Indigenous issues
- Her passion for change is rooted in her personal experience of overcoming poverty, precarious housing, and gender–based violence
- Suze was raised in downtown Toronto and lives in Regent Park with her husband Trevor and their husky–mix Nova
- Critic for Energy and the Climate Crisis.
- Voted Best MPP by readers of NOW Magazine twice.
For the 2018 election, Peter is one of only seven Ontario candidates endorsed by the non-partisan environmental group GreenPAC. Peter is also endorsed by two teacher’s unions: Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (Toronto) and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (Toronto Secondary).
Peter is the NDP critic for energy and for environment and climate change issues. He’s a leader in the fight to end the privatization of Hydro, keep communities safe from toxins and protect our future from the effects of climate change.
Peter has also served as adviser to Jack Layton on climate change, a Toronto councillor and the executive director of Greenpeace Canada. He’s done government relations for the Ontario Nurses Association and chaired Toronto’s Board of Health.
Peter has an adult son, Anton, and lives with his partner, Shawn Kerwin. She’s a professor and theatre designer.
Some of Peter’s accomplishments, so far, for Toronto-Danforth, include:
- stopping a high voltage transmission line from being built down Donlands Avenue
helping local community groups restore needed funding
setting up mobile clinics to serve constituents
leading the fight to stop door-to-door energy marketers
Because of Peter’s work in the legislature:
renters in buildings put up after 1991 are now under rent control
students have legal protection to use the title Gay-Straight Alliance in their schools
parents who lose a child can get a leave of absence without losing their jobs
June 22 is Chinese-Canadian Head Tax Redress Day
Peter continues his fight to:
protect us from climate change
make sure Ontario restores operating funding for our overcrowded public transit
set up real rent control and build affordable housing
make the fossil fuel companies liable for the harm they cause
restore a publicly-owned hydro system
create universal dental care and pharmacare
see that parents can afford good quality child care in their community
- Critic for Culture & Heritage and Women's Issues
- Jill Andrew is an award-winning equity advocate, inclusive fashion educator, writer, speaker and columnist. As the co-founder of Body Confidence Canada, Jill advocates to end size and appearance-based discrimination, harassment and bullying.
- Jill is a community co-owner of Glad Day Bookshop - the world's oldest LGBT bookstore.
- She has been an avid volunteer and donor to organizations across the GTA, supporting racialized communities, youth, women, chronic health and queer advocacy through community engagement, education, employment, healthcare and the arts.
- Jill has a Master’s Degree in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Toronto, and is a PhD candidate at York University.
- Critic for Tenant Rights, Housing, and Urban Planning
- Jessica is the founding executive director of TTCriders, fighting to improve Toronto transit.
- She’s been a lecturer at Ryerson University, director of the California Food & Justice Coalition and an advocate for environmental justice.
- She’s received several leadership awards, including Toronto Community Foundation’s Vital People Award.
- Jessica lives in University–Rosedale with her partner and two children.
- Critic for Finance and Treasury Board
- Catherine is serving her third term as MPP. Elected in 2012, she is an advocate for strategic investments and job creation.
- Catherine is a fierce advocate for All–day, Two–way GO transit to Waterloo Region.
- As WRDSB Chair, Catherine served over 60,000 students and staff, managed a budget of $645 million and created an additional 1,600 childcare spaces at no additional cost.
- Catherine was voted Waterloo Region's Best Politician four years in a row by The Community Edition and was twice named MPP of the Year by the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
- Critic for Community and Social Services.
- Lisa is an entrepreneur and former public school board trustee who has taken pride in representing Windsor West at Queen’s Park since 2014.
- She has been a strong defender of automotive jobs, developmental services and community schools.
- Lisa has also been a fierce advocate for end–of–life care, fighting to remove wait times for OHIP–funded palliative care for Canadian residents who move or return to Ontario.
- At home, Lisa is involved with the Windsor Youth Centre and Windsor Women’s Shelter. She lives in Windsor with her husband Tyler and their two children.
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- A long–time resident and advocate, Percy has represented Windsor–Tecumseh at Queen’s Park for five years, and currently serves as critic for OLG and Horse Racing
- He’s brought many local issues to the Ontario Legislature including exposing the ‘girder gate’ scandal on the Herb Gray Parkway, fighting to save the Canadian Club Brand Heritage Centre and passing legislation that proclaims an annual Worker’s Day of Mourning.
- Percy spent seven years as a Windsor city councillor following a 30 year career as a respected local CBC Television reporter.
- He and his wife Gale, the co–founder of local charity Do Good Divas, have been married for 42 years. They both live in Windsor–Tecumseh and have two children and six grandchildren.
- Critic for Youth Opportunities.
- Faisal is a proud York South–Weston resident and an engaged community advocate
- He has volunteered on the boards of the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation, Habitat for Humanity and currently serves on the board of directors at the Weston King Neighbourhood Centre
- Faisal has worked alongside YSW members of provincial and federal Parliament, so he has the experience we need to have our voices heard in the legislature
- He is a former broadcaster and a published author, with deep ties to the community