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David Orazietti

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David Orazietti
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Sault Ste. Marie
In office
October 2, 2003 – December 31, 2016
Preceded by Tony Martin
Personal details
Born (1968-11-12) November 12, 1968 (age 48)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Jane Orazietti
Children 2
Residence Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Occupation Teacher

David Michael Orazietti (born November 12, 1968) is an academic administrator at Sault College and a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2003 to 2016 who represented the northern Ontario riding of Sault Ste. Marie. He served in the cabinet of Kathleen Wynne, most recently as Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, until he resigned on December 31, 2016.[1]

In January 2017, Orazietti was appointed Dean of Aviation, Trades and Technology, Natural Environment and Business at Sault College.


Orazietti is a third-generation resident of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He worked as a teacher for the Algoma District School Board for ten years. He and his wife Jane live in Sault Ste. Marie with their two children.[2]


In 1997, Orazietti was elected to Sault Ste. Marie City Council in Ward One. He was re-elected to a second term in 2000.[3]

He ran in the provincial election of 2003 as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Sault Ste. Marie. He defeated New Democratic incumbent Tony Martin by 8,671 votes.[4] He was re-elected in the 2007, 2011, and 2014 elections, becoming the first MPP in the riding's history to be re-elected three times.[5][6][7]

During his time in government Orazietti held several Parliamentary Assistant roles supporting ministers of cabinet including Minister of Natural Resources (2005-2007, 2009-2011) and Minister of Northern Development and Mines (2007-2009). He also served as Government Caucus Chair and parliamentary assistant to premier Dalton McGuinty from 2011 to 2013.[8]

During his tenure, he brought forward several Private member bills to improve such things as the Northern Health Travel Grant and expansion of Highway 17.

On February 11, 2013, Premier Kathleen Wynne appointed him to cabinet as Minister of Natural Resources.[9] On June 24, 2014, Wynne appointed him to a second ministry, this time as Minister of Government and Consumer Services.[10]

On May 27, 2015 Orazietti introduced a new bill called Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015. The bill called for the creation of a new Condominium Authority that would facilitate dispute resolution between owners and boards. There would also be training and licensing of condominium management companies. Critics of the bill said that the bill would result in increased fees and more special assessments.[11] On December 2, 2015 Third Reading of the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015, was Carried on division and on December 3, 2015 Royal Assent was received [12]

On June 13, 2016, Wynne appointed Orazietti as Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services.[13] He resigned from cabinet on December 16, 2016 and announced his resignation as an MPP effective December 31.[1]


Orazietti was appointed Dean of Aviation, Trades and Technology, Natural Environment and Business at Sault College in January 2017.[14]

Cabinet positions[edit]

Provincial Government of Kathleen Wynne
Cabinet Posts (3)
Predecessor Office Successor
Yasir Naqvi Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
2016 (June-December)
Marie-France Lalonde
Tracy MacCharles Minister of Government and Consumer Services
Marie-France Lalonde
Michael Gravelle Minister of Natural Resources
Bill Mauro

Provincial electoral record[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Orazietti 17,490 58.53 +3.59
New Democratic Celia Ross 7,611 25.47 -5.40
Progressive Conservative Rod Fremlin 3,703 12.39 +0.56
Green Kara Flannigan 965 3.23 +1.46
Libertarian Austin Williams 115 0.38
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Orazietti 16,104 54.94 -5.21
New Democratic Celia Ross 9,047 30.87 +4.48
Progressive Conservative Jib Turner 3,467 11.83 +4.58
Green Luke MacMichael 519 1.77 -2.55
Family Coalition Matthew Hunt 172 0.59 -1.3
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Orazietti 19,313 60.15 +3.11
New Democratic Jeff Arbus 8,474 26.39 -5.96
Progressive Conservative Josh Pringle 2,329 7.25 -0.26
Green André Riopel 1,386 4.32 +3.07
Family Coalition Bill Murphy 605 1.89 +0.17
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Orazietti 20,050 57.04 +29.45
New Democratic Tony Martin 11,379 32.37 -10.86
Progressive Conservative Bruce Willson 2,674 7.61 -20.79
Family Coalition Al Walker 606 1.72
Green Dan Brosemer 441 1.25


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  2. ^ Martin, Carol (December 18, 2008). "David, Jane and Olivia get an early Christmas gift". Soo Today. 
  3. ^ Mallan, Caroline (September 30, 2003). "Liberals broaden their horizons; High atop polls, McGuinty tours Tory, NDP ridings Party targeting areas once thought beyond its reach". Toronto Star. p. A6. 
  4. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. October 2, 2003. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  5. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 10, 2007. p. 13 (xxii). Retrieved 2014-03-02. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 15. Retrieved 2014-03-02. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "General Election by District: Sault Ste. Marie". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "David Orazietti, MPP". Ontario Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 2015-06-04. 
  9. ^ "Ontario's new cabinet". Waterloo Region Record. Kitchener, Ont. February 12, 2013. p. A3. 
  10. ^ Richard Brennan; Robert Benzie; Rob Ferguson (June 24, 2014). "Kathleen Wynne warns financial cupboard is bare". Toronto Star. 
  11. ^ Pigg, Susan (May 27, 2015). "Ontario condo owners to get cheaper way to resolve disputes". Toronto Star. 
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  13. ^ "Ontario premier shuffles cabinet and adds new ministries, despite criticism over size of executive council". The Canadian Press. June 13, 2016. 
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