Niagara Centre

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.