GUELPH—This evening, Guelph Liberals nominated celebrated community activist Sly Castaldi as their candidate for the upcoming June 2018 provincial election.
“I’m honoured to represent the Ontario Liberal Party in my community of Guelph,” said Castaldi. “I’ve dedicated my life to fighting for equality and fairness, and Premier Kathleen Wynne’s dedication to the same values inspires me. I’ve spent most of my life here in Guelph, working hard to make our community safer and more inclusive. I’m excited to take that work to the next level at Queen’s Park.”
Sly Castaldi is a passionate community activist who has focused her career on combatting gender violence, serves as the Executive Director for Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis Centre, a position she has held for the past fourteen years. A dedicated local leader, Sly has also played an active role in leading local partnerships and developing protocols to respond to domestic violence and sexual assault. As part of her commitment to supporting vulnerable populations in Guelph, Sly also chairs the board of directors for the Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County and is was until recently the co-chair of the Premier’s Round Table on Ending Violence Against Women.
“I want to congratulate Sly on her nomination,” said long-time local MPP Liz Sandals. “Sly is an exceptional candidate, and we’re lucky to have her join the team. I know Sly’s lived experience as an advocate for women and children will bring a valuable perspective to the Ontario Liberal Caucus. I trust that the community of Guelph will see what a great MPP she would be, just as I do.”
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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