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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

Follow Marc on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brantmarc

One of my favourite politicians of all time is a woman I have never actually met... Jane Shin (신재경, 申才炅).

We've skyped, and Facebooked and sent letters (she sent me tea when the last election started!) and I follow her work closely.

She's genuine and hard working and understands that part of politics is sharing the stories of yourself and others, developing community, being authentic and representing your constituents.

As an authentic person she announced that she won't be seeking re-election. She's seeing her term out and not costing tax payers a bunch of money for a by-election.

She's going back to her work in higher education. - so we will still be peers ;) Jane, thanks for the inspiration for years AND for being you!

Rock this next leg of your life!
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I hate the selling off of Hydro One, I hate the way energy prices are and will be going through the roof and I hate the smugness of the smiles of the majority provincial government that knows they are being dishonest but say their lines anyway. ... See MoreSee Less

Wynne says that she ran on selling Hydro One, but for months before and after the election, she denied that. The Liberals need to settle this nonsense once and for all, put an end to the doublespeak and agree to a Hydro One referendum so Ontarians like you can have a say. Sign up and spread the word to show your support for a referendum on the sell-off of your hydro: youpaytheprice.ca

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In one of many trips to Brantford an NDP leader once expensed lunch at Taal's and it was a story in 2 national papers. Liberals ridiculously made hay.

As people who actually live here know the going rate for lunch at this great local establishment is about $12.99. Cheaper than $16 orange juice.

Where are those same Liberals on $12,000 food bills, 5 figure photo shoots, $5,0000 diving boards and nearly a million dollars for office art while we're in large deficits and the job numbers are trending down?
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This is a really good profile on Jagmeet Singh - some say he could be the next leader of the Federal NDP. Regardless, he has a very bright future in the party at any level. ... See MoreSee Less

Politician Jagmeet Singh, wakes up and wraps his turban without a mirror. That’s some skills! Fighting racism with style #SleepoverCBC FULL AUDIO HERE cbc.ca/1.3703189

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