ETOBICOKE—The Hon. Peter Milczyn was nominated today as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate to run for reelection as MPP for Etobicoke–Lakeshore.
“I am honoured to represent my community and I look forward to the campaign,” said Milczyn, Ontario’s Minister of Housing. “Under Premier Wynne’s leadership, we are working hard to bring more fairness and opportunity to Ontario through a $15 minimum wage, free tuition for nearly a third of the province’s students, and free prescription medication for children, youth and seniors.
“On the other hand, Doug Ford is out of touch when he proposes an agenda filled with massive cuts to health, education and other important public services people rely on. Now is not the time to cut and run when families need it most—now is the time to invest in care,” added Milczyn.
He continued, saying, “I bring a record of delivering for families. For instance, I committed in the 2014 election to be a strong voice for planning reform and changes to the Ontario Municipal Board, and I am glad that I have been able to deliver on those commitments. I have also been pleased to make progress on local issues that I have advocated for, including funding for local schools, the Kipling Mobility Hub and a study for a future Park Lawn GO station,” Milczyn said.
Peter Milczyn was first elected as the MPP for Etobicoke–Lakeshore in 2014. Milczyn currently serves as Minister of Housing, as well as Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy. He was previously Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour, as well as to the Minister of Infrastructure and the Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs. Prior to that, he was Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development and Infrastructure. Milczyn represented his community as a City Councillor, first in the former City of Etobicoke and then on Toronto City Council. Hew was vice-chair of the TTC and chair of the Planning and Management Committee at City Hall.
Milczyn was also executive director of the Tatry Non-Profit Housing Corporation in Mississauga. He graduated from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture in 1989, and went on to found PZM Design, which focused on both private and public projects. He is fluent in Polish and French. He grew up in Mimico and is a lifelong resident of Etobicoke, where he and his wife are proudly raising their daughter.
Under the leadership of Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Ontario Liberal Party has a plan that is creating opportunity and fairness during this period of rapid economic change and uncertainty. Ontario's economy is growing, but too many families are not experiencing the benefits of that growth and feel they can't get ahead. That’s why the Ontario Liberal plan has stepped up to make tuition free for 225,000 students, provide free prescription drug coverage for children and youth, build 100,000 affordable child-care spaces, and raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The Conservatives have vowed to undo the minimum wage increase because no matter who their leader is, it is the same old Conservative Party. While a Liberal government is focused on investing in care and providing better supports for caregivers, the Conservatives remain focused on cutting health care and education and jeopardizing the services Ontarians rely on by firing 40,000 workers.
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