TALBOTVILLE – Carlie Forsythe, a dedicated community and student advocate, was nominated today as the Ontario Liberal candidate for Elgin-Middlesex-London.
“I am motivated by the vision for a better Ontario that the Ontario Liberals are building,” said Carlie. “I’m honoured to be running on Premier Kathleen Wynne’s team, to invest in the care and supports that families, students, and seniors in Elgin-Middlesex-London need, including free tuition for nearly a quarter of a million students, a $15-an-hour minimum wage and free prescriptions for children and youth and soon for seniors. I believe that our community and our residents are worth investing in, and I will act as a strong voice for our community at Queen’s Park.”
Carlie was born and raised in St. Thomas. She is a graduate of Central Elgin Collegiate Institute and holds multiple credentials from Fanshawe College, including a Bachelor of Commerce honours degree in Human Resources Management and a post-graduate certificate in Project Management.
Carlie is a dedicated community leader with significant non-profit and community experience. As President and CEO of the Fanshawe College Student Union, she ushered in a new era of corporate governance, created a community bicycle sharing program, and chaired multiple boards and committees. Carlie has been a member of the Fanshawe College Alumni Board and is a current Governor on the Fanshawe College Board of Governors. She has advocated for a more accessible city as a member of the City of London Cycling Advisory Committee, and participated on the Town and Gown Committee for the City of London and on the Young Professional Policy Committee with the London Chamber of Commerce.
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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