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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

Yesterday out and about with my daughter Ellie at a community letter writing event in #ParisOn to advocate for our water and our green space!

Start ‘me young!

Thanks Better Growth in Brant for putting on this event and Grand Experiences Adventure Outfitter for hosting!
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Reports are coming in that the Nith River will be cresting tonight. It may not be as intense as the Grand River flooding that occurred today in Brantford and Cambridge but worth being vigilant about for those of us in Paris, On.

It never hurts to have some supplies ready to go that are in a pack that you can easily bring with you in a car or evacuation vehicle. Here’s some ideas of what to pack in the attached photo.

Kudos to all the people in Brantford and the region pitching in to help their neighbours!
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Happy to talk to these two for an upcoming video segment geared towards millennials about the importance of public transit in our infrastructure planning.

We found a way to make public transit and infrastructure interesting for millennials. Promise.

Look for it soon at justfingvote.ca

The County of Brant needs public transit to connect with job markets, educational opportunities and recreation. We talk about how it also can help with the environment and traffic congestion etc too.

Look forward to seeing the segment soon.
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