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- Official Opposition Critic for Finance and Treasury Board.
- Catherine has served three terms as MPP. First elected in 2012, she is an advocate for progressive investments that impact job creation & climate change.
- Catherine is a strong champion of housing solutions that work for everyone; inclusive, practical, and just.
- As WRDSB Chair, Catherine helped manage a budget of $645 million and advocated for schools as childcare hubs.
- Catherine is a fierce advocate for All–day, Two–way GO transit to Waterloo Region.
- Catherine was voted Waterloo Region's Best Politician four years in a row by The Community Edition and was twice named MPP of the Year by the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
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MPP Wong-Tam urges Ford to reverse decision to eliminate healthcare program for refugees, vulnerable communities
QUEEN’S PARK – Kristyn Wong-Tam, NDP MPP for Toronto Centre and Official Opposition Critic for 2SLGBTQ+ Issues called out the Ford Conservatives’ decision to eliminate the program that provided healthcare to uninsured Ontarians.
In the wake of dangerous and violent “anti-homosexuality” legislation...
NDP, Truckers for Safer Highways Unify in Call for Action
QUEEN’S PARK – NDP MPP Lise Vaugeois (Thunder Bay-Superior North) and strong advocate for safer roads in Northern Ontario, is once again urging the Ford government to take immediate action following another week of tragic accidents involving truckers in Northern Ontario. This week, a 47-year-old woman lost her...
Stiles, NDP: Ford needs to reverse his cruel decision cutting health care for uninsured Ontarians
NIAGARA – Marit Stiles (Davenport), the Leader of the Official Opposition NDP was in Niagara this morning with MPP Wayne Gates (Niagara Falls) and Lisa Gillies, a community outreach worker, calling on the Ford Conservatives to reverse their decision to end health care coverage for uninsured Ontarians, and stop...
MPP Jama makes Question Period debut to demand action is taken to end homelessness in Ontario
QUEEN’S PARK – NDP MPP Sarah Jama (Hamilton Centre) rose in Question Period for the first time today to demand the Ford government take real steps to end homelessness in Ontario.
“Homelessness is a disability justice issue,” said Jama. “We’ve known for years that people without housing are...
MPP Taylor keeps up fight for common-sense solution to create new emergency alert for vulnerable persons
QUEEN’S PARK – Monique Taylor (Hamilton Mountain), NDP critic for Children, Community, and Social Services, is fighting to pass a bill that would create a new alert for missing vulnerable persons.
“This bill is an important, common-sense way to fill a gap in our existing system,” said Taylor. “In an...
Opposition Leader Stiles’ refreshed critic portfolio will win more for Ontarians
QUEEN’S PARK – Marit Stiles, the Leader of the Official Opposition NDP, unveiled a refresh of her strong team’s critic portfolios today following the swearing-in of new MPP Sarah Jama (Hamilton Centre) earlier this week.
“Our team of 31 MPPs includes miners, health care professionals, farmers,...
Lise Vaugeois Statement on Developmental Disability Housing
QUEEN'S PARK: Long-time NDP Critic for Seniors and Persons Living with Disabilities, Lise Vaugeois (Thunder Bay–Superior North) issued the following statement on the pressing issue affecting hundreds of vulnerable adults with developmental disabilities in Ontario.
In far too many instances, adults with...
NDP MPPs Re-introduce Anti-Replacement Worker Legislation
QUEEN’S PARK—Today, NDP MPP France Gélinas introduced the Anti-Scab Labour Act, 2023 in the Ontario legislature with co-sponsors MPPs Jennifer French, Wayne Gates, Lisa Gretzky and Jamie West. The MPPs were joined by workers from Windsor and Oshawa who are presently on strike and can see firsthand the effects...
NDP: Don’t play politics with vulnerable Ontarians’ lives
QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Monique Taylor (Hamilton Mountain), the NDP Critic for Children, Community and Social Services, issued the following statement after the Ford Conservatives’ surprise procedural move to disrupt her private members’ bill, which was scheduled for debate on Thursday. By delaying second reading,...
NDP: Ford shortchanging school boards will mean fewer supports for students
QUEEN'S PARK — Official Opposition NDP Leader, Marit Stiles, and Education critic, Chandra Pasma (Ottawa West-Nepean), are calling out the Ford government for voting down an Opposition Day motion to cover all pandemic-related expenditures incurred by school boards across the province, including supports for...
West condemns Conservatives’ unsafe, understaffed ferry services
QUEEN'S PARK - NDP Labour Critic Jamie West (Sudbury) used Question Period today to condemn the Conservative government for exacerbating a manufactured staffing crisis among ferry workers in Kingston by paying an out-of-province, temporary staffing agency two to three times more than the unionized MTO ferry...
Ontario’s New Democrats already preparing for 2026 provincial election
ETOBICOKE - Ontario NDP Provincial Council delegates received the final report from the Campaign Review Committee on Saturday, outlining key recommendations as the Party begins to prepare for the 2026 provincial election. The Party undergoes a formal review following each provincial election campaign.