March 24, 2022 – Ontario Liberals in Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound have nominated Selwyn Hicks, the 3-term Warden for Grey County and Deputy Mayor of Hanover, as their Ontario Liberal Party (OLP) candidate for the next provincial election.
“Selwyn is a respected municipal leader who has dedicated his life and expertise to helping the most vulnerable in his community,” said OLP Leader, Steven Del Duca. “Selwyn has made our strong team of Liberal candidates even stronger, he will fight hard for his community of Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound at Queen’s Park and I know he will get results.”
Hicks moved to Canada when he was nine years old and has studied and worked in social services for years assisting homeless youth in downtown Toronto. He also served as a consultant with two Royal Commissions – The Royal Commission on Canada’s Future and the Royal Commission on Learning.
In 1992, Hicks received the prestigious Gardiner Award and was pronounced Citizen of the Year for Metropolitan Toronto. He was also a recipient of the Lincoln Alexander Award of Distinction and the Canada 125 Medallion.
After working in the social services sector, Hicks completed his Bachelor of Law degree and a Master of Business Administration degree and started operating a law firm in Hanover, Ontario. He also demonstrated his passion for municipal affairs which led him to serve two terms as a councillor, two terms as a Deputy Mayor and is currently serving his third term as Grey County Warden.
“I am very grateful for this opportunity to run as the Liberal candidate in the next provincial election,” said Hicks. “It gives me great pleasure to serve and to bring forward ideas that can improve the quality of life for the citizens of Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound and Ontario as a whole.”