Here for Niagara Centre
Jeff is the MPP for Niagara Centre, representing the NDP and carrying on the legacy of Mel Swart, Peter Kormos & Cindy Forster. He is the Ontario NDP Caucus Chair and the Official Opposition Critic for Municipal Affairs.
Jeff is a former union leader and has served as a CUPE member, United Steelworker local president, SEIU Staff Representative and Teamster steward. When elected in 2018, Jeff was the Executive Director/CEO of a non-profit settlement agency and served on the Board of Directors of OCASI (Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants). Jeff served 2 terms as a St. Catharines City Councillor and has experience dealing with multiple Ontario Government Ministries including Health, Labour, Citizenship and Immigration, Municipal Affairs and Social Services.
Jeff is a lifelong Niagara resident and lives in Thorold with his wife Linda and son Jackson.
Since his election 2018 Jeff has been a strong advocate for municipal issues, affordable housing, and better working conditions for front-line healthcare workers. MPP Jeff Burch served as the former Critic for Municipal Affairs for Ontario's Official Opposition.
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Stiles encourages Ontarians to make their voices heard as healthcare privatization looms
LAKEFIELD – Ontario NDP Leader, Marit Stiles, visited Lakefield today to meet with local members of the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) who have been organizing with the Peterborough community to push back against Ford Conservatives’ healthcare privatization agenda.
“Ford’s Conservatives starved our...
MPP Mamakwa congratulates incoming First Nations Health Authority CEO
SIOUX LOOKOUT – MPP Sol Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong) released the following statement to commemorate the leadership transition for Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA):
“Sincere congratulations are in order for Sonia Isaac-Mann on her new role as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Sioux...
Ontario NDP, Minden community keep up advocacy to save local ER
QUEEN’S PARK – Marit Stiles, Leader of the Official Opposition NDP, will visit Minden today to meet with community members and advocates to talk about strategies and solutions to save their Emergency Room (ER) and protect local ERs across Ontario.
“I am incredibly inspired by the people of Minden – but...
NDP statement on encouraging Stellantis updates
WINDSOR - Marit Stiles, Leader of the Ontario NDP, and MPP Lisa Gretzky (Windsor West) released the following statement:
"After days of raising the fate of the Stellantis deal in the Legislature, it is a very positive step to finally see Ford take responsibility and come to the table for the people of...
Stiles advocates for solutions to end ambulance shortages in Windsor-Essex
WINDSOR – Marit Stiles, Official Opposition NDP Leader, was in Windsor today, supporting solutions that will end ambulance code blacks once and for all. Stiles was joined by MPP Lisa Gretzky (Windsor West), Essex Mayor Sherry Bondy, and President of CUPE 2974 EMS James Jovanovic.
In October 2022, Essex County...
NDP: Fords rejection of Older Adult Advocate a slap in face to seniors
QUEEN’S PARK- Yesterday, the Ford Conservatives voted down Bill 101, An Act to Establish the Advocate for Older Adults. Bill 101 was co-sponsored by NDP MPPs Lise Vaugeois (Thunder Bay-Superior North) and Laura Mae Lindo (Kitchener Centre).
The bill sets out to create an Advocate to make recommendations to...
MPP Gates advocates for government to stand up for Fort Erie Racetrack
NIAGARA - NDP MPP Wayne Gates (Niagara Falls) challenged the Ford government at Queen’s Park today to stand up for the Fort Erie Racetrack as they continue to face serious challenges due to on-going actions from Woodbine Entertainment Group.
“The Fort Erie Racetrack will have their opening day next Tuesday,...
Putting seniors first: NDP MPP Vaugeois presents bill for independent advocate for older adults
QUEEN'S PARK- Today, MPP Vaugeois (Thunder Bay-Superior North) brought forward her Private Members Bill 101, 'An Act to Establish the Advocate for Older Adults,' co-sponsored by MPP Laura Mae Lindo (Kitchener Centre) for debate in the Ontario Legislature. The proposed legislation aims to create an...
NDP reintroduces 911 Everywhere in Ontario bill
QUEEN'S PARK—NDP MPP France Gélinas was joined by MPPs Guy Bourgouin, Sol Mamakwa, John Vanthof and Lise Vaugeois to discuss the reintroduction of a bill to ensure that 911 emergency response is available everywhere in Ontario.
"The long weekend is here, Ontarians are taking their first road trips of the...
NDP: alarming opioid mortality rates in Northern Ontario demand government attention
NDP MPP Jamie West (Sudbury) is pressing the Conservative government and demanding immediate action to address the ongoing opioid overdose crisis in Northern Ontario. The urgency of the situation was highlighted by Denise Sandul, who started Crosses for Change after tragically losing her son, Myles Keaney, to an...
Ford Conservatives stuck in the past as the future of Eglinton LRT continues to become uncertain
QUEEN’S PARK – Metrolinx’s latest statement adds to the growing concerns about the future of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT public-private partnership (P3). This morning, Metrolinx announced that Crosslinx Transit Solutions intends to litigate and stop working with the Toronto Transit Commission to deliver this...
A stalled gender wage gap, "motherhood earnings penalty", and more – FAO report paints a worrying picture of women in Ontario's labour market
QUEEN'S PARK – Leader of the Official Opposition NDP Marit Stiles (Davenport), Critic for Women's Social and Economic Opportunity MPP Jill Andrew (Toronto – St. Paul’s), and Critic for Labour, Training and Skills Development Jamie West (Sudbury) have issued the following remarks in response to the...