Marc Laferriere is passionate about building strong, resilient communities. With over a decade of experience as a professor, small business owner and social worker, Marc is ready to deliver concrete results for us in Parliament.

As co-owner of the Brant Advocate, a multi-media brand successful in print, digital and television, Marc provides a platform for our community’s stories and perspectives. He is also a professor of Justice Studies at Mohawk College and previously worked in the Department of Social Work at Laurier Brantford and on the frontline of our community at the Grand River Community Health Centre.

Marc is renowned for his innovative approach to civic engagement. He co-founded the Brantford Community Garden Project, the Brantford Youth Leadership Conference and the Brant United Way’s GenNext Committee. He has also served as national director for Canada Without Poverty, working alongside former Prime Minister Joe Clark and former NDP Leader Ed Broadbent.

Marc is also a proud member of the Brantford-Brant Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Brantford-Sunrise. He was also a member of the steering committee for the City of Brantford and County of Brant’s Housing Stability Plan.

Local citizens and organizations have regularly recognized Marc’s contributions. The YMCA awarded him a Peace Medal in 2012. Samara named him Brant’s “Everyday Political Citizen of the Year” in 2013. In the same year he was named a Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie “Education Champion.” And he is a multiple recipient of the Brant NewsReader’s Choice Platinum Award for “Best Local Politician.”

Born in Brantford and raised in Eagle Place, Marc now lives in the County of Brant with his wife Rebekah. He holds a B.A from the University of Ottawa, as well as Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Social Work from Lakehead University.

See more about Marc’s lengthy record of community and national service here: http://brantmarc.tumblr.com

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Best speech I’ve seen Andrea Horwath give today and I’ve seen her give some important speeches and some barn burners in the last decade.

If that Andrea show up every day between now and the election she’ll be Premier or Leader of the Opposition.

Either would be a good thing for Ontario politics in my opinion.
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Liberals in trouble in the polls? Time to lie about the NDP.

Oh and belittle #BrantfordBrant and other rural and medium sized communities in the process.

I’ve had enough redblue comms tricks to last a lifetime. Hopefully the voters have too.
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On a lighter note: Yesterday we held a party for my daughter’s 2nd birthday and were able to drop the balloons 🙂

We also didn’t have any confusion at the end about whether it was actually her or her brother we should be celebrating.

So that’s a win 😉
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Such an important topic at this upcoming Town Hall Meeting in Brantford with Charlie Angus NDP - NPD & Alex Felsky. ... See MoreSee Less

Town Hall Meeting: National Suicide Prevention Plan

March 22, 2018, 6:30pm - March 22, 2018, 8:30pm

Please join me and special guest MP Charlie Angus (NDP Critic for Indigenous Youth) for : Town Hall Meeting: Children Only Have One Childhood - The Need for a National Suicide Prevention Action Plan & First Nations Equity In early February, Charlie Angus released details of a national suicide action plan in response to calls from regional leadership for the federal government to get serious in facing the urgency of the suicide crisis in Canada - a crisis that threatens both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities across the country. Canada is one of a handful of developed countries without a national action plan to reduce suicide. In Quebec, a comprehensive suicide prevention strategy cut the province’s suicide rate by a third and the youth suicide rate by over 50%. Brantford-Brant is Angus' first stop as he travels the country to engage people in the conversation. There will be a question and answer portion and light refreshments served. About Charlie: Charlie Angus has been the Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay since 2004. He is the national caucus chair for the New Democratic Party. In 2011, CTV Power Play voted Angus one of the TOP THREE MPs of the year along with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the late Jack Layton. He has been voted Top Constituency MP in Canada and consistently voted among the most effective opposition MPs in the House of Commons. He has been active on many social issues including the fight for equal rights for First Nation children and a national palliative care strategy. In the 1980s Angus and Griffin ran a Catholic Worker House for the homeless in Toronto. Angus has worked as a musician, journalist, chimney sweep, carpenter, First Nation negotiator and dishwasher. Angus has been married for 30 years and has three daughters.

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Just some of the local women who shape our community. Inspirations all! Happy International Women’s Day! Thank you for your service to our region! ... See MoreSee Less

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