WELLINGTON—Robert Quaiff, the Mayor of Prince Edward County, was nominated today as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for the new Bay of Quinte riding.
Quaiff, who also serves as chair of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus, said, “I have worked closely with Premier Kathleen Wynne for the past several years and I have come to respect her very much. Together, we have worked to the benefit of our municipality and region. Ontario is heading in the right direction, with bold policies like a $15 an hour minimum wage, 100,000 affordable child-care spaces, rent control and investments in affordable housing, and significant investments in health care.”
“I am running to continue to be a strong local and vocal advocate for our region. I want to work at Queen’s Park to deliver improved local health-care services, including a new hospital, and to deliver affordable housing to our community,” Quaiff said.
As mayor, Quaiff has worked to build a new fire and emergency medical facility, redevelop the Main Street in Picton and invested to approve roads and housing. In addition to his duties as mayor, Quaiff serves on the board of directors for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), served as chair of the local police services board, and was president of the Picton Rotary. He worked as a professional welder, graduating from nearby Loyalist College, and also worked as a financial advisor with SunLife. He and his wife live in Picton, and have three children and seven grandchildren.
Mayor Quaiff is the seventh municipal politician to join the 2018 Ontario Liberal team of candidates, following Toronto Councillor Shelley Carroll, Scarborough Councillor Chin Lee, Hamilton Councillor Judi Partridge, Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall, Markham Councillor Amanda Yeung Collucci and Vaughan Councillor Marilyn Iafrate.
Under the leadership of Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Ontario Liberal Party has a plan to deliver opportunity and fairness for everyone. While Ontario has a balanced budget and growing economy, not everyone is feeling that growth yet. That’s why we are working to deliver a fairer, better Ontario through free tuition for 210,000 students, free prescription drug coverage for children and youth, 100,000 affordable child-care spaces, and a $15-an-hour minimum wage. These policies are at risk if Conservatives like Patrick Brown and Todd Smith were to win the next election.
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