The Weather Network
May. 28, 2022 | Saturday
Local News
Liberals, Tories, NDP all ready for provincial election



They're off and ready to run.

With a provincial election on the horizon, the three major political parties all have picked candidates for Niagara-on-the-Lake's riding.

By law, Ontario's provincial election must be held on or before June 2, 2022.

The Liberals in Niagara Falls riding (which includes NOTL and Fort Erie) acclaimed Ashley Waters as their candidate last week.

Incumbent New Democrat MPP Wayne Gates was selected last month to defend his seat and Niagara Falls Regional Coun. Bob Gale was chosen as the Progressive Conservative party's candidate last March.

Waters, a mother of two, lives in Niagara Falls with her husband Jeremy.

A Brock University political science graduate, she has worked for Scouts Canada as a non-profit manager the past 11 years and prior to that worked at the Scotia Bank Convention Centre and Fallsview Casino Resort.

She was a finalist for the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce's Women in Business Awards this fall, was a founding member of NEXTNiagara and served on the Niagara Connects Council, a network for building a stronger future for the region.

Gale, a prominent business owner, is in his second term on regional council.