Kitchener — The Ontario Liberal Party is pleased to announce Daiene Vernile will be seeking re-election as the Ontario Liberal candidate for the riding of Kitchener-Centre in the 42nd provincial general election.
Daiene was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2014 as MPP for Kitchener-Centre and was appointed as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Research and Innovation and Science, and the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation.
“It's been an honour and privilege to represent our community at Queen’s Park, and I'm enthusiastic to once again represent Kathleen Wynne’s Ontario Liberal team,” said Daiene. “We have accomplished a great deal for Kitchener-Centre, from job creation to enhancing access to health care, but the work isn’t done yet. I look forward to continuing to fight for and deliver on the needs of my constituents.”
Daiene is a former award-winning Kitchener broadcast journalist who covered local issues for three decades on CTV’s Provincewide.
“Daiene is a compassionate listener who has committed herself to directly helping and advancing local matters at the front line of public service,” said Sean Sullivan, riding association president for Kitchener-Centre. “For thirty years, Daiene has been an active leader in our community. I can’t think of a better person to represent our constituents at Queen’s Park.”
Daiene is a strong advocate on women’s issues, a passionate champion for social justice, and a hands-on volunteer for poverty reduction – including many years of service at the St. John’s Kitchen helping prepare meals.
Daiene and her husband, John, raised three children, Andrew, Curtis and Claire, in the community. She will continue to work to build a community where all children can succeed.