MILTON – Today, Indira Naidoo-Harris was nominated by a crowd of supporters and community members to run for re-election as the candidate for the newly formed riding of Milton.
Naidoo-Harris, who has lived in the Town of Milton for close to twenty-five years, says she is proud and excited to run in the new riding of Milton.
“It has been an honour for me to serve the residents of Halton over the last few years. I want to thank the people of Oakville, Burlington and Milton for their support, encouragement and friendship. I am now excited and energized and looking forward to serving the residents of the new riding of Milton. This is my home and I want to be a strong voice for the wonderful people living in this community,” she said.
Members of the local community gathered in the Milton Room at Town Hall. Naidoo-Harris was applauded for her work in building up Milton and the region of Halton, including her efforts in bringing the newly expanded Milton District Hospital, the new Halton Courthouse and the coming university site to the area.
“I am proud of my record and what we have accomplished together over the last three years including major investments in education, health care and infrastructure. We built schools, hospitals and highways and are adding a new courthouse and university site to our region. I look forward to continue working hard for the people of Milton,” she said.
Premier Kathleen Wynne added her praise of Naidoo-Harris, saying, "Indira is a strong, passionate advocate for her constituents and Ontario residents. She works tirelessly to deliver the services her community needs to build a stronger Milton and Ontario. Whether it's a new hospital, a new courthouse or a new university site — Indira works hard to deliver the vital services people need every day. I am pleased to have Indira Naidoo-Harris on the ballot once again in 2018.”
Indira Naidoo-Harris has served Milton for the past three years as Member of Provincial Parliament and has become a strong voice in provincial government. She currently serves as the Minister of the Status of Women and the Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care. Her current portfolios include transforming child care in the province by adding 100,000 new spaces, introducing strong Human Trafficking Legislation and developing a strategy for the Economic Empowerment of Women. She has previously served as Associate Minister of Finance Responsible for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long Term Care working on a strategy for Dementia and Alzheimer’s in Ontario.
Prior to entering politics, Naidoo-Harris was a nationally recognized former broadcast journalist. She worked on the local, national and international level for several networks including NBC, PBS, CBC, TVO, OMNI and CTV. Indira has won numerous awards for her work and volunteerism. She has lived in Milton with her husband Randy and their two children for close to 25 years.
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