James Howard nominated as Ontario Liberal candidate for Oxford

Thursday, May 3, 2018

INGERSOLL—James Howard, a community volunteer and student leader, was nominated today as the Ontario Liberal candidate for Oxford.

“It’s an honour to be nominated to represent our community as the Ontario Liberal candidate,” said Howard. “I am excited to campaign on a plan to ensure opportunity and fairness for everyone, especially by continuing to support over 225,000 students with free tuition as well as free prescription medication for children, youth and soon for seniors. I bring fresh energy and different perspectives, and I’m ready to get to work to earn local voters’ trust.”

James Howard is a graduate school teaching assistant at Wilfried Laurier University, where he was president of the Association of Political Science Students and earned his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a Master’s of Applied Politics. He has been a supporter of local charity events including the Mandarin MS Walk, Relay for Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Ingersoll Legion’s Stich Supper Club.

A dedicated family member, James enjoys assisting his father’s efforts to clean up Lawson’s Tract for the Ingersoll Nature Club, playing paintball with his brother, and jogging with his mother.

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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