MPP joined local Liberal candidate to speak to voters about Liberals’ positive plan
BRANTFORD—Michael Coteau, the third-term MPP and Ontario Liberal leadership candidate, campaigned today with Danielle Takacs, federal Liberal candidate for Brantford—Brant.
“This is a critical election here in Brantford and across Ontario,” said Coteau. “We know that Conservatives may claim to be ‘for the people’ but their cuts hurt children and families. We need to elect strong, local Liberal candidates to ensure we choose forward in this campaign. I’m so pleased to join such a strong, local, experienced candidate who I know will do a fantastic job representing these communities on Parliament Hill.”
"We're pleased to welcome more special guests who have made such a major impact on the lives of Canadians. Momentum is definitely continuing to build!" said Takacs. "Our volunteers and I have reached out to tens of thousands of local voters and we're finding incredible support at door after door. More and more voters are telling us they want an MP that will help move them and their families forward, instead of a Conservative MP siding with the Ford-Scheer agenda of cuts to social services we rely on."
Michael Coteau immigrated to Canada as a child and grew up in Flemingdon Park, a working-class neighbourhood in North York. The first member of his family to graduate high school and university, he started his own small business, worked as a community organizer and head of a national nonprofit. He was elected to the Toronto District School Board three times and served as vice-chair of the board, championing digital tools in the classroom, equity strategies and community use of schools. Coteau was elected three times as Member of Provincial Parliament for Don Valley East, and served in multiple ministries where he was tasked with bringing people together to fix tough files, including supports for children with autism, reforming services for children in care, delivering a successful Pan-Am Games, supporting film and cultural economic development, and implementing an anti-racism strategy. He and his wife, Lori, are raising two young daughters.
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