Veteran MPP Mike Colle nominated for reelection in Eglinton–Lawrence

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

TORONTO—Veteran Toronto MPP Mike Colle was nominated this evening to run for reelection in Eglinton–Lawrence. 

“I’m a life-long marathon runner, and I’m going to keep on running to fight for the little guy by representing our community at Queen’s Park,” said Colle. 

"As the local MPP, I know many of my constituents are counting on me to be there for them to make sure we don't lose our Columbus Centre and to ensure OHIP+ pharmacare for children and youth, free tuition for an additional 225,000 students, and the $15 minimum wage aren’t threatened by the Conservatives,” said Colle. 

Mike Colle worked for years as a high-school history teacher at St Michael’s College School and coached their senior football team for eighteen years. He was first elected as a City Councillor in the former municipality of York and to Metropolitan Toronto Council, serving as Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission. Colle was elected to the Ontario Legislature in 1995. He has served as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and as Chief Government Whip; he is currently Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour. As an MPP, Colle is widely admired for his work championing numerous Private Member’s Bills to improve the lives of people across the province. Colle and his wife, Sharon, have four children and six grandchildren. He is a lifelong marathon runner, with a personal best time of 3:29.

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 spaces, and a $15-an-hour minimum wage.


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