TORONTO— Li Koo, a community activist and educator, will be nominated in the new year as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for Toronto–Danforth.
“Our community needs representation that reflects our diversity,” said Koo, who lives with her spouse, Mary, a local teacher, and their young daughter in the riding. “We need more women and people of colour in positions of leadership, because a diversity of experience gives our community the best possible representation.”
“I am excited to be joining Premier Kathleen Wynne’s team to fight for fairness by raising the minimum wage, bringing in free tuition and investing in transit across the city,” Koo added.
Li Koo is a first-generation Chinese-Canadian whose family is from India. She is a community activist, a CivicAction Diversity Fellow, and an entrepreneur, founding 918 Bathurst, a community arts and culture centre. Koo’s experience in education includes work with the Smithsonian Institution, World Literacy Canada and teaching at George Brown College. She worked as Acting Director of Communications and Stakeholder Relations for Legal Aid Ontario and as a Senior Communications Advisor to the Attorney General, the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. She is a member of the Refugee Committee at the Metropolitan United Church, and a member of The 519 and the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists.
Under the leadership of Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Ontario Liberal Party has a plan to deliver opportunity and fairness for everyone. While Ontario has a balanced budget and growing economy, not everyone is feeling that growth yet. That’s why we are working to deliver a fairer, better Ontario through free tuition for 210,000 students, free prescription drug coverage for children and youth, 100,000 affordable child-care spaces, and a $15-an-hour minimum wage.
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