BARRIE- Ann Hoggarth was nominated yesterday evening to run for reelection in the new riding of Barrie—Innisfil, surrounded by local supporters at Davidson’s Country Dining in Innisfil.
“It is an incredible privilege to serve the people of Barrie in the Ontario Legislature, and I am honoured to be nominated as the Liberal Candidate in Barrie—Innisfil in the 2018 election,” said Hoggarth.
“Working with Premier Wynne, we have delivered important investments to Barrie over the past few years. We delivered dramatic increases in GO services to Barrie, invested heavily in widening the 400 Highway, including building new bridges, all as part of our significant commitment to improve the transportation infrastructure in Barrie and Innisfil,” she said.
“As a lifetime educator, I am particularly excited about the major investments we made in helping create Georgian College into a tech hub in Ontario. Our government has also put significant money into our local health-care system here in Simcoe County, including a new ward opening soon to increase capacity at the RVH, and a new Advanced Cardiac Care centre at the RVH that will help improve and extend the lives of many people in our community. These investments are why I am honoured to be part of Team Wynne.”
“More broadly, we’re working hard to deliver a fairer Ontario through free tuition, free prescription drug coverage for children and youth, more affordable child-care spaces, and increasing the minimum wage to $15-an-hour. While we’re fighting for fairness and standing with those who worry about falling behind, Patrick Brown and the Conservatives are busy voting against these measures while also refusing to put forward any semblance of a plan of their own.”
“While we don't know what Patrick Brown and the Conservatives will do, we do know what they won’t do. We know he won’t fight for workers as he refused to commit to increasing the minimum wage to $15-an-hour. We know he won’t stand up for students and that he voted against free college and university tuition. We know he won’t stand up for our youth because he voted against making prescription medication free for Ontarians under 25. Ontarians deserve a leader and a party that’s fighting for them.”
Ann Hoggarth was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2014. She has served as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour and is currently the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Community and Social Services.
Hoggarth has over 25 years experience in our local public-education system. She was an elementary school teacher and a past president of the Simcoe County Elementary Teachers Federation.
Throughout her career, her commitment went beyond the classroom: she was a tireless advocate for her students, parents, education professionals and, now, her constituents in Barrie. In 2001, Ann was the recipient of the Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario President’s Award for her outstanding contributions. She was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Award in 2003 for her hard work and dedication in the community and the education sector.
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