Kevin Flynn nominated to run for reelection in Oakville

Thursday, May 3, 2018

OAKVILLE—The Hon. Kevin Flynn was nominated yesterday to run for reelection as the Ontario Liberal Candidate in the riding of Oakville.   

“It has been an honour for me to serve the people of Oakville as MPP since 2003,” said Flynn. “Together we have accomplished so much—the new world-class Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, the state of the art ErinoakKids Oakville facility, improved and expanded GO service, new schools, and free prescription medication to Oakville residents under the age of 25 and soon to those over 65, just to name a few.”

“And most recently, I was proud to announce the protection of our green space. The transfer of Deerfield Golf Course and Fourteen Mile Creek conservation lands to the Town of Oakville will ensure that this land will not be taken over by developers. Let’s not forget that it was the Tories who sold Saw Whet Golf Course to developers,” Flynn said. “I am also extremely pleased that the determination of Glen Abbey’s future will be made locally, now that provincial legislation has passed that replaces the OMB with the new Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.”   

“We have much more to do. We cannot risk the progress we have made with a Doug Ford win. I am committed to working to get the best for Oakville and I want to continue doing what I’ve always done: fight for the residents of Oakville,” said Flynn.

Kevin Flynn was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003. He has served as the Minister of Labour since 2014, directing sweeping updates to employment standards legislation, including a $15 minimum wage. He has also served as Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, as well as Parliamentary Assistant to several Ministers including Transportation, Infrastructure, Education, Energy, Labour, Democratic Renewal, and Training, Colleges and Universities.  

He was previously a successful small-business owner and won six consecutive elections to serve as a regional councillor for Oakville for over eighteen years. During that time, he worked hard to protect Oakville’s green space for future generations—efforts that culminated in the creation of the Glenorchy Conservation Area in North Oakville and earned him the Halton Conservation Award of Excellence.  

He has always been active in the community, as President of the Halton Children’s Aid Society, a mentor in the Big Brother’s Program and a coach of minor sports.  

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 for care and opportunity 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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