MPP McGarry Wins Nomination for 2018 Election
Highlights Record of Results for Cambridge Community
On Monday night, Cambridge MPP Kathryn McGarry won the local Liberal nomination to run in the 2018 provincial election in riding of Cambridge.
“The past few years have been a great privilege and have allowed me to serve my community and help to push the issues that matter to people here in Cambridge,” said McGarry. “Our province, and Waterloo Region, has seen real growth since 2014 and I want to continue to help Cambridge build on our economic strengths to ensure families have access to quality healthcare, a good education, and well-paying jobs.”
McGarry was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2014 as MPP for Cambridge and currently serves as Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, and previously served as the Parliamentary Assistant for Transportation.
McGarry was joined by Burlington MPP Eleanor McMahon, Cambridge MP Bryan May, and members of the Cambridge community at this evening’s nomination meeting.
“As a friend and colleague, it has been a privilege to work alongside Kathryn. In her community, in the Legislature and at our Cabinet table, Kathryn has been a tireless advocate for local investments in quality healthcare, education and economic development," said Burlington MPP Eleanor McMahon. "I’m delighted to see that she will continue fighting to ensure that the residents of Cambridge have what they need to reach their potential in 2018 and beyond.”
“Kathryn’s advocacy for the Cambridge Hospital expansion, increased mental health supports including for students and first responders, investing in Toyota and Frito-Lay to create jobs, and prioritizing increased GO services to Cambridge are delivering exactly the right results for people in our community,” said Allan Krause, Cambridge Riding President. “I know she will continue to represent our community and advocate for our concerns at Queen’s Park once she is re-elected.”
At the nomination meeting, MPP McGarry highlighted several recent local investments, including:
• $220 Million expansion to Cambridge Memorial Hospital,
• $113 Million widening of HWY 401 through the city,
• $42 Million investment in the Toyota facility,
• $3 Million investment in the PepsiCo/Frito-Lay plant
• $1.3 Million investment in the Grand River Foods location expansion,
• $40.5 Million for 3 new schools and 2 expansions, including the new St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary School
Prior to entering provincial politics, McGarry was a critical care nurse and care coordinator at the local Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), assisting clients in the community to better address their health care needs.