Jonathan Hughes nominated as Ontario Liberal candidate for London West

Thursday, April 19, 2018

LONDON—Jonathan Hughes, a consultant and university lecturer, was nominated tonight as the Ontario Liberal candidate for London West.

“I’m excited to join Premier Kathleen Wynne’s team, a team that is fighting for fairness and working to ensure we invest in the care and opportunity London needs,” said Hughes. “I will be a passionate advocate to ensure we invest in our local health care, our university and college, including providing students with free tuition, and to ensure we move forward with high-speed rail.”

Deb Matthews, the long-time MPP for London North Centre and the Ontario Liberal Party campaign co-chair, praised Hughes, saying, “I’m thrilled to have such a positive and enthusiastic candidate running for the Ontario Liberal Party in London West. Jonathan joins the growing team of passionate community advocates running in Southwestern Ontario who believe in our plan to create fairness and opportunity for all.”

Jonathan Hughes owns Abray Learning, a consultancy focusing on facilitation, strategic planning and change management. He is also a lecturer in leadership and organizational behaviour at Ryerson University; he was also an associate faculty member in Royal Roads University’s MBA program. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Warwick University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Royal Roads University. Hughes is an avid runner with Runners Choice in London.

Under the leadership of Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Ontario Liberal Party has a plan to create opportunity and fairness during this period of rapid economic change. Ontario's economy is growing, but too many families still feel like they can't get ahead. Our plan includes building a stronger, healthier Ontario through historic new investments in health care, including through free medications for everyone under 25 and a committed expansion to serve those over 65 through OHIP+; providing free tuition for over 225,000 students and on-the-job learning opportunities to help land a great job; and helping 100,000 kids access quality, licensed child care, including a commitment to free preschool child care.

The Conservatives have vowed to halt the $15 minimum wage. They have backed away from the fight against climate change, and have promised billions of dollars in cuts to critical public services. While the Ontario Liberal Party is focused on investing in the services and infrastructure people rely on, the Conservatives remain focused on gutting healthcare and education, denying working people a decent paycheque, and threatening much-needed public infrastructure projects.


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