Northumberland Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi will be seeking re-election in the next provincial election set for June 2018.
MPP Rinaldi made the announcement in Port Hope Tuesday, saying he will make the run to be the first MPP for the new provincial riding of Northumberland-Peterborough South.
“Every day, I wake up loving what I do,” said MPP Rinaldi. “For me that is what made my decision to run again so easy. Being an MPP is about being an advocate; it is about getting the job done. There is still work to be done to continue to Build Ontario Up, including creating more job opportunities and improving public health care and education. I have the experience and dedication required to make sure that our riding’s voice is always heard.”
MPP Rinaldi told Quinte News for him it’s a passion to help residents live in a community with where they can get a job and have the services they deserve.
Mr. Rinaldi said if re-elected his focus will also include his continued work for a national drug program as well as helping festivals and carnivals to expand.
MPP Rinaldi has served the community 25 years throughout his former roles as councillor, deputy reeve, reeve and mayor and currently as MPP.
During his political career, MPP Rinaldi said the creation of full day kindergarten, working to stop the closure of the Trenton Memorial Hospital and low unemployment rates are just a few areas he is proud to be a part of.
“For decades, Lou Rinaldi has been working to build his community up,” said Premier Kathleen Wynne. “He is exactly the kind of person we need in politics. He is straightforward, caring and committed to doing whatever it takes to make life better for the people of Northumberland-Quinte West. I want to thank Lou for being such a strong advocate for his community and fighting every day to make Ontario a fairer, better province. Our whole team is thrilled to have Lou back on the ballot as the Liberal candidate for Northumberland-Peterborough South in next year’s provincial election. Together, we will show how our plan is creating opportunity and security for people in these uncertain, changing times, and chart a course to an even brighter future.”
“We’re lucky to have someone like Lou at Queen’s Park, who is a tireless advocate for the people of Northumberland-Quinte West,” stated St. Paul’s MPP, the Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins. “I’m proud to work alongside him to ensure that this community continues to have access to the high-quality health care services it needs.”
The 42nd Ontario general election is scheduled to be held on or before June 7, 2018