TORONTO — Community champion and long-time MPP, David Zimmer, was nominated tonight as the Ontario Liberal candidate to run for reelection in the riding of Willowdale.
“It is an honour to be chosen to run for re-election in Willowdale, a community I am proud to have served for years,” said Zimmer. “I am passionate about Willowdale, and thankful for the opportunity I have been given to represent the people of Willowdale as their MPP at Queen’s Park as part of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s team.”
During his time at Queen’s Park, David has acted as Willowdale’s community champion. He works hard on issues such as the Ontario Municipal Board reform, the Condominium Act reform, his continued efforts on the Yonge Street-Highway 401 Interchange, and many other projects that ensure the needs of Willowdale residents are met.
David practiced law for many years in Toronto and served as a part-time Crown Attorney. While associated with the Toronto law firm of Ledrew Laishley Reed, he also served as an Administrative Law Instructor for the Law Society's Bar Admission Course.
He has always been involved with the community and has volunteered his time to many organizations. From 1982 to 1984 he was Director of the Humane Society and has also served as Chair of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation. David has demonstrated his commitment to community and international affairs. Through his volunteerism, he has served as Director of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs and as President of the Alzheimer Society of Canada from 1993 to 1995. In 1993, Zimmer was awarded a Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation for his significant contribution in promoting research and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease.
In February 2013 he was appointed to the cabinet of Premier Kathleen Wynne as the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. On June 13, 2016, his portfolio was renamed to Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation where he continues to serve as Minister.
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