Liberals in Kenora-Rainy River have nominated Anthony Leek, an educator, as their Ontario Liberal Party candidate for the June 2 provincial election. Anthony currently serves as the OntarioLearn Coordinator for Seven Generations Education Institute. He also remains active in Northwestern Ontario motorsports racing as past-President of Borderland Racing Association and current promoter at Lake of the Woods Speedway.
On May 16, party leader Steven Del Duca signed the Ontario Liberal Affordability Pledge, designed to provide immediate relief to families dealing with the affordability crisis. Commitments include:
Cut all transit fares to $1 per ride until 2024 – including Ontario Northland
Remove the provincial portion of the HST on all meals under $20
Make child care discounts retroactive, giving parents an average of $2,750 per child
Deliver $10 a day before and after school care by September
Boost Old Age Security by up to $1,000 per year for more eligible seniors
“It is an honour to once again be the candidate for the Ontario Liberal Party. I am committed to advocating for strengthened health-care services including La Verendrye hospital, Rainy River Health Centre, Emo Health Centre, and improved mental health and addictions treatments. As a father, I relate to the affordability concerns facing residents of Kenora-Rainy River.”
Anthony holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Indigenous Studies from the University of Manitoba, and Bachelor of Education in Indigenous Learning from Lakehead University. A former municipal Councillor in Rainy River District, Anthony and his family now live in Kenora.
To review the complete 19-point Affordability Pledge and A Place to Grow Ontario Liberal platform, please visit www.voteleek.ca. You can also reach Anthony’s campaign office in downtown Kenora at 807-464-5513 or firstname.lastname@example.org