SUDBURY—Tay Butt, a local educator, community leader and technology consultant, was nominated today as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate in Nickel Belt.
"I’m excited and honoured to be carrying the Liberal flag in the June 2018 provincial election," said Tay Butt, a former instructor at Cambrian College who works for a Sudbury-based technology firm. "Premier Kathleen Wynne has always prioritized and supported Northern Ontario, with the help of passionate, effective local MPPs from the North. I want to join her team to provide our riding with a strong voice at Queen’s Park."
Glenn Thibeault, the Member of Provincial Parliament for Sudbury, said, “I want to congratulate Tay on his nomination today. Everyone that has worked with Tay knows that he is a strong leader, and a dedicated advocate for his community and Northern Ontario as a whole. I look forward to supporting Tay as he works hard for the people of Nickel Belt and delivers the kind of representation at Queen’s Park Northern Ontario needs.”
Butt has served on many local committees and non-profit boards, including the Sudbury Diversity Advisory Panel, the Race Relations Committee of the Greater Sudbury Police, the Local Immigration Partnership, and the Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Art Association, as well as with charities like the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart & Stroke Foundation, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars. In recognition of Tay’s commitment to community service and volunteerism, he received the Ontario Volunteer Service Award.
Tay earned his Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics and a Master’s Degree in English; he is also a Cisco and Microsoft Certified System Engineer and Database Administrator. He and his wife have four children and a grandchild. They have lived in Greater Sudbury for nearly thirty years.
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 space, and a $15-an-hour minimum wage.