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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The first and so far only (to my knowledge) local elected official to actually stop at our college faculty strike line - Ward 5 Councillor Brian Van Tilborg. He also started the first and only municipal use ban of temp agencies in the country. Thanks Brian. ... See MoreSee Less

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Strike line Day 2. Full-time and part-time faculty standing together! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you Scott Duvall and the entire federal and provincial arms of the NDP for your solidarity with working people - especially around issued of precarious employment. ... See MoreSee Less

I would like to personally thank the Brothers and Sisters of OPSEU Local 240 - Mohawk College Faculty for having the courage to stand up against an economy that is increasingly working for the few rather than the many. As the NDP Member of Parliament for Hamilton Mountain I will continue to stand up for all workers who are fighting for increased dignity in their workplaces.

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Happy to include my voice with many others addressing Parliamentary leaders in this letter from the Basic Income Canada Network. All three parties have had members express interest in a basic income plan - but now is the time to commit. ... See MoreSee Less

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