November 6, 2021 – Liberals in Peterborough—Kawartha have nominated Greg Dempsey, a dedicated public servant and a strong community leader, as their Ontario Liberal Party (OLP) candidate for the next provincial election.
“Greg is truly committed to improving life for those in Peterborough—Kawartha, and brings a lifetime of experience advocating on behalf of Canadians to the table,” said OLP Leader, Steven Del Duca. “By electing Greg Dempsey as their MPP, families in Peterborough—Kawartha will have a strong fighter on their side.”
Greg Dempsey grew up in Peterborough, graduating from Adam Scott CVI in 1999. He holds a BA and BSc from Bishop’s University, a law degree from the University of Victoria, a certificate in International Indigenous Studies from Columbia University in New York, and a cum laude LLM in International Human Rights Law from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
Dempsey has served with distinction in the Canadian Foreign Service since 2008, representing Canada at the UN in New York, at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, and in Kabul, Afghanistan. Most recently, Dempsey has supported the Prime Minister’s special advisor on LGBTQ2S+ issues, and advised the Hon. Ralph Goodale on Canada’s response to the tragic downing of flight PS752.
“I am incredibly honoured to be the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for Peterborough—Kawartha,” said Dempsey. “From my roots in Peterborough, I’ve built a career bringing people together, and I’m committed to electing a better, more caring provincial government — one that will take decisive action on the climate crisis, support the under-resourced, partner with Indigenous peoples, and restore our relationship with healthcare and education workers. Together, I know we can.”