Granville Anderson nominated to run for reelection in Durham

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

OSHAWA – This evening, a crowd of community members nominated Granville Anderson as the Ontario Liberal candidate to run for reelection in the riding of Durham.

“Serving the people of Durham as MPP for the past three years has been a wonderful experience for me,” says Granville. “During my time in office, we’ve been able to accomplish a substantial amount of work, and I look forward to the opportunity to keep the ball rolling—especially with the addition of North Oshawa to the riding.

As a candidate in 2014, Granville pledged to bring GO train service to Clarington, and worked hard to accomplish this once elected to Queen’s Park. Midway through his term, Granville was happy to welcome the Premier and the Minster of Transportation to the community to officially announce that after much hard work, he fulfilled his promise. Design work on the GO train will commence next month, and by 2024, Durham residents can expect two new stations in Oshawa and a new station in both Courtice and Bowmanville.

Granville also helped to successfully secure $12.8 billion to refurbish OPG Darlington and $31 million to help fund a new Grandview Children’s Centre facility. He also championed the Highway 407 East Project and helped to open new schools in the riding as well as new buildings at UOIT and Durham College. Furthermore, he continues to work on a number of other major projects, such as securing the expansion of the Bowmanville Hospital.

“As someone who has lived in Durham for over 30 years—having planted my roots and raised my family here—I’m delighted to serve the people of this community  every single day as a member of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s team ,” says Granville.

“I have worked closely with Granville over the past three years, and I know, firsthand, that he is a tireless advocate for the people of his community,” says Brad Duguid, MPP for Scarborough Centre. “As a longstanding resident of Durham, he is in tune with what constituents want and need, and his passion, dedication, and work ethic make him incredibly valuable both in his riding and in the province as a whole.”

In addition to delivering for Durham for the past three years as MPP, Granville spent his first two years in office working as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Child and Youth Services. Currently, he serves as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education: a fitting role for the former trustee of the local Catholic school board.

Granville is a professional mediator by trade, a father of two, and a proud Rotarian. He served as a member of the Durham Literacy Council, as vice president of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and as a baseball coach.

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