Scarborough — The Ontario Liberal Party is pleased to announce Mitzie Hunter will be seeking re-election as the Ontario Liberal candidate for the 42nd Ontario general election.
Hunter was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2013 as MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood and was appointed as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Community and Social Services. She served as Associate Minister of Finance responsible for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, which led to an agreement in principle from the Federal Government that the Canadian Pension Plan be enhanced for all Canadians, and currently serves as Minister of Education.
"It’s been an honour to be a strong voice for Scarborough-Guildwood at Queen’s Park, and I am proud to once again represent Kathleen Wynne’s Ontario Liberal team," said Hunter at last evening's nomination. “The Ontario Liberals are the only team with an effective plan to deliver on the needs of our community, foster further economic growth, and help create more opportunities for our families and youth."
Hunter was joined by Deputy Premier Deb Matthews and members of the Scarborough-Guildwood community at this evening’s nomination meeting.
"We have been so fortunate to have someone as dedicated as Mitzie as our MPP here in Scarborough-Guildwood," said Lawrence Dawkins, Riding President. "Her passion and dedication for the community are evident through her advocacy for literacy, mental health services and transit expansion, and I know she will continue to advocate effectively for our community once re-elected."
Prior to entering into politics, Hunter was Chief Executive Officer of CivicAction, where she worked to solve some of our toughest social, economic and environmental challenges. She was also previously the Chief Administrative Officer of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation where she fought for good quality affordable housing, and economic opportunities for youth, and was Vice-President with Goodwill Industries and a Regional Director at Bell Canada.