TORONTO—The Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins is running for reelection in 2018, with his official nomination as an Ontario Liberal Party candidate this evening. Hoskins will once again run in his midtown Toronto riding, which was renamed as Toronto—St. Paul's.
"I know that together with Premier Kathleen Wynne’s team, we are building a stronger, healthier Toronto—St. Paul’s. Whether with a $14.7-million investment for a new Davisville Junior Public School, the $5.8 million expansion at Hodgson Public School, an additional $1.6 million for a new Oakwood-Vaughan Health Centre, to more local child-care spots and free prescriptions for those under 25, we are working to deliver for our community," said Dr. Hoskins.
Dr. Eric Hoskins was first elected to the Ontario Legislature as the MPP for St. Paul’s in 2009. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2014. He currently serves as Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. Hoskins previously served as Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, Minister of Children and Youth Services, and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.
Hoskins is a renowned humanitarian with a long and dedicated record of public service. After finishing his medical studies at McMaster University, and subsequently at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, he spent nearly a decade as a doctor and humanitarian in war-torn regions in Africa and around the world. From 1997 to 2000, he served as the senior advisor to then-Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy on issues such as human rights, child soldiers, peacekeeping and the landmines ban.
He and his wife, Dr. Samantha Nutt, founded the international charity War Child Canada to help hundreds of thousands of children in war-affected regions across the globe.
Hoskins is recognized for his humanitarian work and public service. In 2008, he was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada. He has also received the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Cross, and was awarded the United Nations Lester B. Pearson Peace Medal. Hoskins and his wife have one son, Rhys.
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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