Here for London–Fanshawe
Teresa is a passionate community advocate, experienced leader, mom and grandmother who served as MPP for London-Fanshawe since 2011. She is the Official Opposition Critic for Affordability, and for Pensions
In London, she’s fought for her community to have equitable access to resources throughout the pandemic, been part of the effort to bring a school to Summerside, helped tenants access information about their rights, advocated for small business supports and stood firm against Islamophobia.
At Queen’s Park, she was a tireless advocate for hospital services, addiction support, mental health resources, community schools, affordable housing and long-term care.
As the former critic for Children and Youth Services, she’s called the government to task about their mishandling of the Ontario Autism Program, the sudden closure of youth justice centres, the funding cuts for children’s mental health services and the lack of movement on the children welfare system redesign.
Prior to serving as MPP, Teresa was a professional insurance broker and involved with community organizations including the East London Lioness Club, LUSO Centre and the East London Optimist Club.
Stiles demands greater measures to ensure TTC safety
QUEEN'S PARK — Marit Stiles, incoming Leader of the Official Opposition, is demanding increased measures to protect transit riders and workers following a string of violent events on the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).
“My heart goes out to all those impacted in these recent events on the TTC, both...
Toronto MPP urges City to expand speed camera program
TORONTO — The NDP MPP for University—Rosedale Jessica Bell is calling on John Tory and Toronto City Council to expand Toronto’s Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program to make the city’s streets safer.
Bell held a press conference Thursday along with the Greater Yorkville Residents Association and the...
NDP echos call for increased and ongoing mental health funding
QUEEN'S PARK — Ontario NDP Mental Health and Addictions critic Lisa Gretzky and Health critic France Gélinas issued the following statement echoing the Canadian Mental Health Associations' call for increased mental health funding:
"So many people in Ontario are not okay. Adults, youth and children...
Ontario falling farther behind on surgery backlog due to Ford driving away workers
QUEEN'S PARK — Ontario NDP Health critic France Gélinas responded to reports of over 100,000 Ontarians waiting longer than recommended wait times for surgery:
"People across Ontario are waiting in pain and distress for surgeries far longer than experts say they should be, and this government knows...
NDP: Supporting publicly funded health care must be major priority in next provincial budget
WINDSOR - While in Windsor and Essex as part of the government’s 2023 pre-budget consultations, Ontario NDP Finance critic Catherine Fife (Waterloo), Economic Development critic Terence Kernaghan (London North Centre), and MPP Lisa Gretzky (Windsor West) have been hearing input on the importance of publicly funded...
NDP calls on Ford to reimburse cities for Bill 23 developer fee losses
Housing critic says Ford is jeopardizing health and livability of our cities
TORONTO —The NDP MPP for University—Rosedale and Housing critic Jessica Bell has written to Doug Ford urging his government to reimburse municipalities for the loss in development fee revenue they’re facing due to the...
MPP Sattler calls for urgent improvement in publicly funded, children’s mental health care
LONDON – Peggy Sattler, MPP for London-West, has written a letter to Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Additions, calling for better publicly funded support in children’s mental health care. Sattler reached out to the Associate Minister after hearing heartbreaking stories from three local...
Investment in public health care is the only way to solve health care staffing crisis
QUEEN’S PARK – France Gélinas, NDP Health critic, issued the following statement in response to Ford’s attempt to attract more health care workers to Ontario:
“The Ontario NDP have been calling for the recognition of health care credentials across Canada for years. We need this.
But health care...
Statement from Sol Mamakwa, NDP Deputy Leader and critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations on the discovery of 171 potential burial sites at the St. Mary’s Indian Residential School
TREATY 3 TERRITORY –Sol Mamakwa, NDP Deputy Leader and critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations, issued the following statement in response to the recent discovery of potential burials at the former St. Mary's Indian Residential School site in Wauzhushk Onigum Nation.
"Our nations are hurting. Outrage...
MPP Lise Vaugeois stands opposed to Doug Ford’s health care privatization plan
THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay – Superior North MPP Lise Vaugeois joins her NDP colleagues in the Ontario legislature in decrying Doug Ford's move to privatize 50 per cent of the province's health care system by moving patients to private, for-profit clinics. This move will result in a decline in the quality...
Interim NDP Leader thanks outgoing Kitchener Centre MPP
QUEEN’S PARK — Interim Ontario NDP Leader Peter Tabuns issued the following statement:
“Laura Mae has been an integral member of our NDP team, and a tireless advocate for people in her riding of Kitchener Centre, and across the province.
We thank her for her years of work serving her constituents...
Integrity Commissioner and Auditor General to open investigation into Ford government Greenbelt actions after NDP complaints
QUEEN’S PARK –Marit Stiles, Incoming Leader of the Official Opposition, released the following statement in response to the Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario and Office of the Auditor General of Ontario opening an inquiry:
“I am relieved to see that this matter is being treated with the...