CHATHAM – Community advocate Margaret Schleier Stahl was nominated today as the Ontario Liberal candidate for Chatham-Kent-Leamington.
"I'm honoured to join a team under the leadership of Premier Kathleen Wynne that is fighting for fairness and to ensure we continue to invest in care and opportunity for everyone," said Schleier Stahl. "I’ve been advocating for supports for residents in communities throughout the Windsor, Leamington, and Chatham-Kent areas for over 26 years. I will continue to advocate on your behalf for the investments that our residents need including free tuition for post-secondary students, a $15-an-hour minimum wage and free prescriptions for children and youth and soon for seniors.”
Margaret has worked for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent in a variety of roles. She is a Life Skills Specialist and facilitates workshops for participants on Ontario Works Assistance. Margaret has obtained her Honours Degree in Social Work, her Bachelor of Education, as well as having her Life Skills Coaches Certificate. Her community involvement includes past postings of secretary to the Chatham Kent Service Coordinators Networking Group, a staff wellness committee member in the Municipality of Chatham Kent, and a community assessment team member in Chatham Kent. She currently is a member of the Leamington Mennonite Home Gala Committee.
Margaret is the recipient of the Tri-County Literacy Promotion of Education Award. Margaret is mother to a daughter and son and enjoys spending time with her partner Mark and his daughter.
Under the leadership of Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Ontario Liberal Party has a plan to create opportunity and fairness during this period of rapid economic change. Ontario's economy is growing, but too many families still feel like they can't get ahead. Our plan for care and opportunity includes building a stronger, healthier Ontario through historic new investments in health care, including through free medications for everyone under 25 and a committed expansion to serve those over 65 through OHIP+; providing free tuition for over 225,000 students and on-the-job learning opportunities to help land a great job; and helping 100,000 kids access quality, licensed child care, including a commitment to free preschool child care.
The Conservatives have vowed to halt the $15 minimum wage. They have backed away from the fight against climate change, and have promised billions of dollars in cuts to critical public services. While the Ontario Liberal Party is focused on investing in the services and infrastructure people rely on, the Conservatives remain focused on gutting healthcare and education, denying working people a decent paycheque, and threatening much-needed public infrastructure projects.
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