Councillor Don Matheson nominated as Ontario Liberal Candidate for Huron–Bruce

Monday, January 8, 2018

LUCKNOW—Town Councillor, hockey team general manager and teacher Don Matheson was nominated today as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for Huron–Bruce

“I was taught from a young age to be a person who gets involved to contribute to my community, and I am ready to take my experience serving our town to the provincial level. I am inspired by the progressive policy agenda of Premier Kathleen Wynne,” said Matheson. 

“I want to help build and shape what happens in our communities. I want to help build a better Ontario and a better Huron–Bruce by fighting for fairness in our communities through bold policies such as free tuition and free pharmacare, as well as a $15 minimum wage and small-business tax cut,” Matheson added. 

As a member of Saugeen Shores Town Council, Matheson served as a member of the Southampton 150 Committee, as chair of the Recreation and Active Transportation Committee, on the Chamber of Commerce and on the Southampton Business Improvement Area. He has been a local minor hockey coach and is currently the general manager of the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks Senior AA hockey team. 

Don Matheson was born and raised in Southampton, and graduated from Saugeen District Secondary School, where he now teaches history. He and his wife, Sarah, a local elementary school teacher, have two teenage children, both of whom also attend Saugeen DSS. Matheson graduated from York University and from Medaille College, and has worked with the Bluewater Distrct School Board for over twenty years. 

Patrick Brown, Lisa Thompson and the Conservatives would cut over $12 billion from essential services that people depend on like health care and education. 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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