Ontario Election 2014

Provincial Election June 12

government responsibilitiesAfter the defeat of the proposed Budget by the two opposition parties, Premier Kathleen Wynne met with the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, who accepted that Parliament should be dissolved and a general election should be called for June 12, 2014.

Government Responsibilities

In order to influence more integrated delivery of programs and services it is important to understand what responsibilities are shared between the federal, provincial and municipal governments. Click on the table to see a larger image.

Message To Provincial Candidates

The Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo and its partners in Poverty Free Kitchener-Waterloo have participated in multiple pre-budget consultations from January to March 2014, and have carefully reviewed the proposed Liberal Budget. We have found that some of the important proposals made by our local and provincial anti-poverty networks have been heard and reflected in the government budget proposal:

  • Austerity is not the way to provide prosperity and security for Ontarians
  • Recognition that investment in social assistance contributes to economic growth
  • Income inequality needs to be addressed in Ontario
  • Development of the new Poverty Reduction Strategy requires partnership with local organizations and local communities

The reduction of poverty for children and adults and moving to increase social assistance rates and the minimum wage are among the gains that have resulted from dialogues with MPPs of different political stripes all around the province and should be respected by all political parties in their platforms and campaigns.

Know Candidates in Your Riding

Kitchener Centre Daiene Vernile - Liberal Party Ontario www.votevernile.ca | facebook.com/daienevernile | @DaieneVernile | info@votevernile.ca | 519-954-8100 Wayne Wettlaufer - Ontario Progressive Conservative www.kitchenercentre.ontariopc.com | @WayneWettlaufer | waymarw@rogers.com | 519-954-8100 Margaret Johnston - Ontario NDP margaretjohnston.ca | @margjohnst | facebook.com/MargaretJohnstonKitchenerCentre | info@margaretjohnston.ca | 519-896-3575 Ronnie Smith - Green Party of Ontario ronniesmith@gpo.ca | Ronnie Smith web page | 519-505-2361 Patrick Bernier - Ontario Libertarian Contact webpage Kitchener-Waterloo Jamie Burton - Liberal Party Ontario www.jamieburton.ca | @JamieBurtonKW | media@jamieburton.ca | 519-957-1075 Tracey Weiler - Ontario Progressive Conservative www.kitchenerwaterloo.ontariopc.com | @traceyweiler | facebook.com/traceyweilerkw | tracey@traceyweiler.com | 519-880-1888 Catherine Fife (incumbent) - Ontario NDP catherinefife.com | @CFifeKW | facebook.com/catherinefifeNDP | cfife-co@ndp.on.ca | 519-725-3477 Stacey Danckert - Ontario Green Party waterloogreenparty.com/staceydanckert | @StaceyDanckert | facebook.com/pages/stacey-danckert-geen-party-LW | StaceyDanckert@gpo.ca | James A Schulz - Ontario Libertarian Contact webpage Kitchener-Conestoga Wayne Wright- Liberal Party Ontario facebook.com/KITCONLIBShttp://kitchenerconestoga.ridingassociation.org | @WayneWright75 | info@votewright.com | 519-807-6942 Michael Harris (incumbent) - Ontario Progressive Conservative Party kitchenerconestoga.ontariopc.com | @Michaelharrispc | michael.harris@ontariopc.com | 519-749-8874 James Villeneuve - Ontario NDP facebook.com/KitchenerConestogaNDP | kitcon.ndp@gmail.com | 519-569-4040 David Weber - Green Party of Ontario David Weber webpage|@davidwebergreen | emaildavidweber@gmail.com David Schumm - Ontario Libertarian Contact webpage Cambridge Kathryn McGarry - Liberal Party Ontario votemacgarry.ca | facebook.com/VoteMcGarry | @Kathryn_McGarry | info@votemcgarry.ca | 519-569-4040 Rob Leone (incumbent) - Ontario Progressive Conservative Party http://www.robleonempp.com/ | facebook.com/RobLeone.CambridgePC | @robleone | 519-623-5852 Bobbi Stewart - Ontario NDP www.ndp.ca Temara Brown - Green Party of Ontario tbrown.com| @temarabrown | @tbrownphotography.ca | 226-791-0757 Allan Dettweiler - Ontario Libertarian Webpage |