PETERBOROUGH— Jeff Leal was nominated this evening to run for reelection in the new riding of Peterborough–Kawartha, surrounded by local supporters at the Peterborough Lions Community Centre.
"This election is about people and about fairness,” said Leal. “It’s about how we make sure everyone has the opportunity to succeed in this province. That’s why I will continue to fight so every individual and family has the ability to work, live and raise a family in Peterborough both now and in the future,” Leal concluded.
Jeff Leal was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2003, and was appointed by Premier Kathleen Wynne as the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs in 2014. In addition, Leal is also the Minister Responsible for Small Business. Prior to entering provincial politics, Leal worked extensively with both county and local governments as a Peterborough city councillor for two decades. A life-long Peterborough resident, Leal is dedicated to helping shape a strong future for Ontario’s rural communities, a place where his wife Karan, along with their two children, Braden and Shanae, are proud to call home.
Patrick Brown, Dave Smith and the Conservatives would cut over $12 billion from essential services that people depend on like health care and education. 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.
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