Marc Laferriere is passionate about building strong, resilient communities. With more than a decade of experience as a college professor, small business owner, community volunteer and social worker, Marc is ready to deliver concrete results for the people of Ward 2 – Paris.

 

Let’s change local politics for the better together!

You can contact Marc directly at marc@marcyourvote.ca or by phone at 226-934-7379 with your ideas, questions and concerns.

 

Below are excerpts from The Paris Star story announcing the campaign:

Laferriere Seeks Municipal Seat

by Michael-Allan Marion, January 3rd, 2018

PARIS – Local political and social advocate Marc Laferriere says he is taking his message of change from the federal to the municipal scene.

Laferriere said he will pursue a campaign focused on fostering social change that reflects the demographic transformation going on in Paris and other expanding Brant communities.

“It is not just a question of providing the physical infrastructure to support growth, it’s also important to foster social infrastructure,” he said.

“We need mechanisms to allow council to hear all the voices in our communities and their needs, more than what the county has traditionally offered. I listen carefully to what people say in our community and there are many who feel they are not really listened to.

“We have had a lot of the same old attitudes on council and nothing is changing. We need fresh eyes and newer councillors who listen to the community and understand it at the grassroots level.”

Laferriere is a justice studies professor at Mohawk College’s school of community and urban studies. He is an award-winning educator and has been featured on a variety of television and print publications discussing issues of mental health, system change and community development.

He is the recipient of the YMCA Peace Medal for his efforts in social work, child and youth work and community advocacy.”

A holder of bachelor and master’s degrees in social work, Laferriere has been a clinical social worker for Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services and previously served in various youth and children’s organizations, and worked at the Grand River Community Health Centre.

 

Walking with the kids in the park this morning and we saw the set-up for Paris Drinks Fest. Looks amazing! Sound check music was excellent too! A lot of folks are going to be having a lot of fun. Congrats on the evening sell-out! ... See MoreSee Less

Live in Paris? Let me know if you’d like to support the campaign by requesting a lawn or window sign. Leave a comment, inbox me or go directly to marcyourvote.ca/request-a-sign/ ... See MoreSee Less

Live in Paris? Let me know if you’d like to support the campaign by requesting a lawn or window sign. Leave a comment, inbox me or go directly to https://marcyourvote.ca/request-a-sign/

 

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I'm ward 1, but you have my full support.

We would like a sign please 😊

You get our email? We’d like a couple. You can shower our lawn with signs. 🙂

We’d love a sign!! Not in your ward, but we get lots of traffic going by our place once school starts!

Hey Marc Laferriere I know I'm not in your ward but would like a window sign if possible

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Marc Laferriere for Ward 2 - Paris

Thank you to the Brant Greens for the invite to talk policy with community members as well as other candidates from Wards 1 & 5 at their regular Green Drinks event.

Apologies for my 5 minutes turning into 15 but I get passionate about policy/community organizing and the questions from the community were really good.

Always a bonus when I can walk to an event too - cheers to Cobblestone Public House in #parisontario :)
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Thank you to the Brant Greens for the invite to talk policy with community members as well as other candidates from Wards 1 & 5 at their regular Green Drinks event. 

Apologies for my 5 minutes turning into 15 but I get passionate about policy/community organizing and the questions from the community were really good. 

Always a bonus when I can walk to an event too - cheers to Cobblestone Public House in #parisontario :)

Quite a fabulous night “on the hustings”. Who said politics has to be dry or boring? Not me. Bringing your kiddo to community events while having good discussions and yes also ... FUN! It’s great.

Thanks Cobblestone Church for an excellent Block Party tonight in #ParisOntario. You’re one of the many organizations that makes our community fun for families and kids of all ages. Thanks for hosting these great events.
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Quite a fabulous night “on the hustings”. Who said politics has to be dry or boring? Not me. Bringing your kiddo to community events while having good discussions and yes also ... FUN! It’s great. 

Thanks Cobblestone Church for an excellent Block Party tonight in #ParisOntario. You’re one of the many organizations that makes our community fun for families and kids of all ages. Thanks for hosting these great events.

 

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Marc wowwww is she ever growing big huh? She's so cute and such a happy lil girl

Great night with neighbours from our 80 Willow St. Condo group last night in #ParisOntario. Lots of fun!

A food truck literally right outside our door - this could be dangerous 🙂 Our daughter is going to be very confused as to why she can’t have a hot dog from the “kitchen bus” again tonight. 🚌
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Great night with neighbours from our 80 Willow St. Condo group last night in #ParisOntario. Lots of fun! 

A food truck literally right outside our door - this could be dangerous 🙂 Our daughter is going to be very confused as to why she can’t have a hot dog from the “kitchen bus” again tonight. 🚌

 

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Loving your posts Marc! Great work! Hope to see you knock this one out of the park! - Ro #YouGotThis

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