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MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin
October 2023 will mark twelve years of continuous service as the elected MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin. Despite having to fulfill his duties in Queen’s Park each week, Michael understands the importance of meeting and joining with residents in events all year round. He maintains that the extensive travel across such a land rich in beauty, resources and people is his privilege.
Michael has a proven record as a strong voice for rural healthcare, safe road conditions, northern jobs and economic development, and affordability for northerners. Throughout his career, Michael has worked hard for northern workers and improved Northern families’ lives. He sits as an independent Member without party affiliation.
Michael is a born and bred Northerner, spending his lifetime working on a wide variety of jobs in the broader Northern region, having lived and worked in the same communities that he now represents. Like his fellow Northerners, he beams with pride when sharing with colleagues and guests his love for Algoma-Manitoulin, one of Canada’s most amazing places to live. But he also understands the limitations and realities that Northerners face. As MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, Michael is committed to improving day-to-day life for Northern Ontarians.
Michael has introduced several important pieces of legislation, including the removal of the HST from home heating bills, updating regulations to reflect technological progress standards for ATVs, a bill to ensure grandparent rights are considered in matters of child custody, legislation to require that all ore from Ontario mines be processed within the province and his Private Member’s Bill which received unanimous consent calling on the Province to develop an integrated strategy to battle Lyme disease in Ontario.
Michael is well regarded by his legislative colleagues of all party stripes for his compassion, commitment, sense of fair play and unpredictable “joie de vivre.” Michael’s face and warm handshake are well known all across the riding.
Queen’s Park Office:
Room 160, Main Legislative Building, Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario, M7A 1A5
Tel: (416) 325-1938 | Email: [email protected]
14 George Walk
Elliot Lake, ON
Email: [email protected]