Mary-Margaret McMahon was elected because the Liberal MPP for Seashores-East York within the June 2 provincial election.
by Mary-Margaret McMahon
MPP, Seashore-East York
Change brings alternative.
As election evening on June 2 drew to an in depth, I used to be stuffed with two feelings.
First, you might have given me an amazing sense of gratitude and enthusiasm for the vote of confidence in me by selecting you as the subsequent MPP for Seashore-East York.
Then the despair started, because it grew to become clear that the Liberal Social gathering of Ontario wouldn’t obtain official celebration standing (at the moment requiring 12 seats), although we received almost 1 / 4 of the favored vote within the province – the identical proportion that gave Ontario NDP 31 seats and official opposition place.
Because the Seashore-East York outcomes got here in and cheers poured in round me from my volunteers, group members, household and associates, the progressive platform that has helped form, imagine and be a champion on the door for the previous 18 months, he slipped. , In that second, I assumed, what on the planet have I discovered myself in? The reply to the query got here to me simply as quick. The rationale I put my title on the poll was to assist make our group, province, nation and the world a greater place.
It was this similar sense of goal that drew me to the political enviornment a decade in the past, after years of group involvement and management; The identical values that have been instilled in me throughout my adolescence rising up in a politically lively household in Collingwood.
My private perception has all the time been that life would not get higher by likelihood. It solely will get higher with change.
As your Toronto Metropolis Counselor from 2010 to 2018, I labored tirelessly to enhance my neighborhood and metropolis. As your newly elected MPP, I promise to deliver the identical tireless work ethic and dedication to serving our group at Queens Park in your behalf.
As your MPP, I’m inside my energy to struggle our local weather emergency and discover options to create inexperienced jobs, enhance our financial system, make life extra reasonably priced, revolutionize aged care, higher training and colleges. I’ll do every part to put money into and help small companies. I’ll struggle for higher pay and employee advantages, advocate for extra psychological well being help, and assist remedy systemic points in healthcare. I’d prioritize housing affordability and availability. I’ll do that for myself and your youngsters. For our collective future and the intense way forward for beaches-East York.
Going through a majority Conservative authorities in Queens Park won’t be simple, however I’ll by no means draw back from the problem. I by no means have and I by no means will. I’ll have interaction with my native teams, stakeholders and residents. I’ll hear, be taught, and work with everybody – and anybody – who’s keen to work in direction of creating and implementing options that advance each our group and the province.
My energetic, optimistic and constructive outlook will translate into agency cooperation and dynamic motion. Though our caucus can be smaller than we anticipated, I sit up for working with an impressed group of Liberal MPPs united with robust values to carry Doug Ford’s authorities accountable.
In conclusion, I need to thank everybody who not solely voted for me, but additionally those that voted for the opposite candidates who participated on this provincial election. To all associates, new and outdated, strangers, colleagues and acquaintances, I’m grateful and humble.
On this more and more divisive and difficult time, when many doubt each politics and politicians, voting strengthens democracy. My message to all constituents of Seashore-East York is that I’m absolutely decided to drive change within the Ontario Legislature, and I’ll proudly deal with points that matter to you day in and time out.