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House Leader and Official Opposition Critic House Leader for Democratic Reform.
Peggy is serving her fourth term as MPP. Elected in 2013, she is a strong advocate for better health care, good jobs, quality public education, and climate action.
Peggy is a champion of housing solutions that ensure everyone has a safe, affordable and decent place to live.
Before her election, she served for 13 years on the Thames Valley District School Board, including two terms as Board Chair, and was Director of Policy at London research firm Academica Group.
At Queen’s Park, she led the fight for paid sick days, fairness for gig and contract workers, and paid leave for workers experiencing domestic violence or sexual violence.
Ontario NDP takes on price gouging, big business rip-offs
QUEEN’S PARK – Tom Rakocevic (Humber River—Black Creek), Official Opposition NDP critic for Consumer Protection, joined advocates from across the province, as well as NDP MPPs Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park), and Catherine Fife (Waterloo) to announce details of their Consumer Watchdog Act, 2023, calling...
Instead of helping Ontarians with the affordability crisis, Conservatives put them on the hook for a luxury spa
QUEEN’S PARK – The Auditor General’s report today confirmed the Ontario NDP's suspicions around the shady Ontario Place deal between the Conservatives and private Austrian company, Therme.
The Auditor General's investigation found that the Conservatives signed a secret contract promising Therme...
NDP MPPs call on Ford government to pause tearing down rental buildings
TORONTO - MPP Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale), NDP Housing critic, and MPP Kristyn Wong-Tam MPP (Toronto Centre) joined No Demovictions and tenants at 25 St Mary St to introduce a new NDP motion calling for a moratorium on demolishing purpose-built rental buildings.
“The Conservatives want to make it easy...
NDP: Conservative neglect putting Ontarians, and especially women’s, health at risk
QUEEN’S PARK – The Auditor General’s report today shows blatant negligence from the government and no plan in sight to address record-breaking numbers of ER closures and patient wait-times.
“A well-functioning public hospital system is the bedrock on which everything else rests. Under this government,...
Stiles: AG report shows a year wasted due to Conservative negligence
QUEEN’S PARK – Marit Stiles, Leader of the Official Opposition, released the following statement as the Auditor General (AG)’s report paints a picture of a corrupt Conservative government making one poor decision after another:
“This is a Conservative government lurching from one terrible decision to...
Is Ford set to reverse yet another disastrous policy decision?
QUEEN’S PARK – Marit Stiles, the Leader of the Official Opposition NDP responded to reports that the Ford government is poised to reverse yet another major policy decision – this time, its Peel Region dissolution...
Ford-Crombie deal means staggering tax increase for Brampton and Caledon amid cost-of-living crisis
QUEEN’S PARK — Official Opposition NDP Leader Marit Stiles is challenging Doug Ford to justify the enormous tax hikes people in Brampton and Caledon may be facing because of the Ford-Crombie deal to dissolve Peel Region.
Stiles issued this statement:
“Thanks to the Ford-Crombie deal, people in...
Gates demands urgent action from Ford as emergency rooms close in record numbers
QUEEN’S PARK - MPP Wayne Gates (Niagara Falls Riding) called for immediate action Tuesday following new reports of a dramatic increase in emergency room and hospital closures over the past year, including the Fort Erie urgent care...
NDP: Emergency rooms closing in record numbers as Ford starves the public health care system
QUEEN’S PARK – Marit Stiles, Leader of the Official Opposition NDP, is calling for immediate action after an alarming new report reveals vital hospital services are seeing record high...
Secret document shows Conservatives cooked up business case to justify their Science Centre move: NDP
QUEEN’S PARK – Marit Stiles, Leader of the Official Opposition NDP, revealed a document obtained through freedom of information requests shows the government had been planning to relocate the Ontario Science Centre to Ontario Place for nearly two years before informing the...
To help renters and first-time home buyers, NDP calls for short-term rental crackdown
QUEEN’S PARK – NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell issued the following statement in response to today’s report by Desjardins concluding that short-term rentals have significantly impacted housing...
MPP Gates calls for immediate action in response to skyrocketing Niagara food bank use
QUEEN’S PARK - MPP Wayne Gates (Niagara Falls riding) called for action today as food bank usage skyrockets across Ontario – especially in Niagara Falls.
“We are seeing an affordability crisis in Ontario and people in my community in Niagara are accessing food banks in record numbers,”...