Business owner and community leader Dean Demizio nominated as Ontario Liberal candidate for Niagara Falls

Thursday, March 15, 2018

FORT ERIE—Dean Demizio, a Fort Erie business owner and community leader, was nominated today as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for Niagara Falls.

“Giving back to my community has always been very important to me. As someone who grew up in Niagara Falls and now lives and works in Fort Erie, this riding is home, and it’s my honour to step up today to continue to serve our communities,” said Demizio, a former President of the Greater Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce and Vice-President of the United Way of Greater Fort Erie. “I am passionate about this Premier’s plan for fairness and opportunity. As a dad to two university-aged kids, bold moves like free tuition and free prescription medication for children and youth under 25 are policies that I know are life-changing for many members of our communities.”

Dean Demizio has enjoyed a thirty-year career in business, first in pharmaceutical sales and now in insurance. A local small business owner, he was president of the Greater Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce and continues to serve as a member of the chamber. Demizio believes strongly in giving back to the community, and has worked as campaign chair and vice-president for the United Way of Greater Fort Erie and as a board member for Community Living Fort Erie and the Fort Erie Multicultural Centre. He also served as president of the Fort Erie Soccer Youth Club. He was born and raised in Niagara Falls, attending Notre Dame Catholic Elementary, George P. Vanier and A.N. Myer Schools, before earning his Bachelor of Science at the University of Guelph, where he was chair of the University’s Interhall Council. He and his wife, Peggy, have a twenty-year-old daughter and a seventeen-year-old son.

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. No matter who the leader is, this is the same Conservative Party. While our government is focused on investing in care, the Conservatives remain focused on cutting health care, education and the services Ontarians rely on by firing 40,000 workers.

The new Niagara Falls riding includes the communities of Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort Erie.


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