Cindy Forster

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Cindy Forster
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Welland
In office
October 6, 2011 – June 7, 2018
Preceded by Peter Kormos
Mayor of Welland, Ontario
In office
Preceded by Jon Reuter
Succeeded by Damian Goulbourne
Personal details
Born 1953 (age 64–65)
Political party New Democrat
Residence Welland, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Nurse

Cindy Forster (born c. 1953) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. She was a New Democratic member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who represented the riding of Welland as an MPP from 2011 until 2018.


Forster was born and raised in Welland, Ontario. She worked as a nurse before entering politics.[1]


Forster was mayor of Welland from 2000 to 2003, and later represented the city on Niagara Regional Council. She was succeeded on Niagara Regional Council by Peter Kormos, her predecessor as Welland's MPP.[2]

She ran in the 2011 provincial election as the New Democratic candidate in the riding of Welland. She defeated Progressive Conservative candidate Domenic Ursini by 5,479 votes.[3][4] She was re-elected in the 2014 provincial election defeating PC candidate Frank Campion by 8,334 votes.[5]

She is the party's critic for Labour.

On January 3, 2017, Forster announced that she would not seek re-election in 2018.[6]


  1. ^ Draper, Doug (November 14, 2000). "West Lincoln Mayor Nelson upset by Alderman Trombetta". The Hamilton Spectator. p. D10. 
  2. ^ "Peter Kormos wins Welland byelection". Hamilton Spectator. March 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 19. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 30, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  4. ^ "Welland NDP dynasty lives on". Niagara This Week. October 6, 2011. 
  5. ^ "General Election by District: Welland". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. Archived from the original on May 7, 2012. 
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