April 28, 2022 – Liberals in Thunder Bay—Atikokan have nominated Rob Barrett, a social worker with his own consulting business, as their Ontario Liberal Party (OLP) candidate for the next provincial election.
“Rob understands the critical role our social services play in ensuring families get the help they need,” said OLP Leader, Steven Del Duca. “Rob has an unmistakable passion for helping others and will be a great MPP for his community.”
Rob Barrett holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Lakehead University and has been an executive director at several community service organizations, including a local employment service, family counselling centre, and an emergency shelter. Barrett has sat on the boards of numerous agencies that serve the City of Thunder Bay and surrounding district. Barrett believes in building an inclusive economy for Thunder Bay that provides opportunities for all.
“A strong economy is critical in building a healthy community, but even more critical is that we ensure that the economy we build is equitable, inclusive and diverse enough to support the unique needs of Northwestern Ontario,” said Barrett.