Today Interim Leader Fraser welcomed Amanda Simard, MPP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, into the Ontario Liberal caucus.
“I’m pleased to welcome Amanda as the newest member of our caucus and our Ontario Liberal family,” said Fraser, “Our party has a long, proud history of standing up for French-language rights and I know that Amanda will continue to be a strong advocate for the Francophone community and her constituents in the riding.”
MPP Simard left the Progressive Conservative caucus early last year over the Ford government’s reckless cuts to French-language services.
“The Ontario Liberal party shares my values. I’m eager to be a part of the party renewal process as it modernizes and prepares for the future,” said Simard, “We’re building a party that will offer Ontarians a clear alternative to Ford’s cuts and chaos in the next election. I’m excited to join my new caucus colleagues and am looking forward to the important work ahead.”
MPP Simard plans to participate in the party’s Leadership convention happening in March as well as canvass for Liberal members during the upcoming by-elections to be called in the Ottawa area.
“It’s an exciting time to be an Ontario Liberal. We’re open to people and ideas. MPP Simard will play an important role in holding the Ford government to account in the legislature,” said Interim Leader Fraser.