BARRIE—Jeff Kerk, a local health-care executive, was nominated this evening to run for election as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for Barrie—Springwater—Oro Medonte.
“I’m thrilled to be running on Premier Kathleen Wynne’s team to invest in the local health care, child care and seniors’ care our riding needs,” said Kerk. “This government has a plan to improve local health care, including through free prescription medication for children, youth and soon for seniors, along with investments in long-term care beds. I’m also thrilled by plans for all-day GO train service from Barrie’s waterfront down to Union Station in Toronto. Only the Ontario Liberal Party has a plan to deliver for Barrie, Springwater, Oro Medonte and for all of Simcoe County.”
Jeff Kerk serves as the Director of Diagnostic Services at Georgian Bay General Hospital and at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, where he spearheads and manages the diagnostic imaging and laboratory services for both locations. He holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree, a Master’s of Science degree in health-care administration and his certification in project management and as a health-care executive. He and his wife have two young children.
Under the leadership of Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Ontario Liberal Party has a plan to create opportunity and fairness during this period of rapid economic change. Ontario's economy is growing, but too many families still feel like they can't get ahead. Our plan includes building a stronger, healthier Ontario through historic new investments in health care, including through free medications for everyone under 25 and a committed expansion to serve those over 65 through OHIP+; providing free tuition for over 225,000 students and on-the-job learning opportunities to help land a great job; and helping 100,000 kids access quality, licensed child care, including a commitment to free preschool child care.
The Conservatives have vowed to halt the $15 minimum wage. They have backed away from the fight against climate change, and have promised billions of dollars in cuts to critical public services. While the Ontario Liberal Party is focused on investing in the services and infrastructure people rely on, the Conservatives remain focused on gutting healthcare and education, denying working people a decent paycheque, and threatening much-needed public infrastructure projects.
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