Coteau at the annual CFC gala, September 2014
|Preceded by||David Caplan|
|Constituency||Don Valley East|
|Born||1972 (age 42–43)
|Alma mater||Carleton University|
Michael Coteau (born c. 1972) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in 2011. He represents the riding of Don Valley East in Toronto. He serves in cabinet in the government of Kathleen Wynne.
Coteau was born in Huddersfield, England. His father is from Grenada and his mother is British. He came to Canada with his parents in 1976. He graduated from Carleton University and taught English in South Korea.
Coteau was a Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Trustee for Ward 17, winning elections in 2003, 2006, and 2010. As a Trustee, Coteau advocated for better student nutrition, increased digital technology in the classroom, and the community use of school space. In addition to his work as a Trustee, Coteau served as the Executive Director/CEO of a national adult literacy firm, and worked as a community organizer in the Malvern area of Scarborough, Ontario.
The Liberals won a minority government and Coteau was appointed as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism and Culture. In 2013, after Kathleen Wynne replaced Dalton McGuinty as Premier he was named Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. He was one of ten members of the Wynne's cabinet with no prior cabinet experience. In June 2014, Coteau was made Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport by Premier Kathleen Wynne, as well as Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games.
|Provincial Government of Kathleen Wynne|
|Cabinet Posts (2)|
|Michael Chan||Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Also Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games
|Michael Chan||Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
|Ontario general election, 2014|
|Progressive Conservative||Angela Kennedy||9,227||26.73||-0.46|
|New Democratic||Akil Sadikali||4,492||13.01||-5.59|
|Total valid votes||34,523||100.0|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|Ontario general election, 2011|
|Progressive Conservative||Michael Lende||8,604||26.89||+1.86|
|New Democratic||Bob Hilliard||5,953||18.61||+7.95|
|Family Coalition||Ryan Kidd||188||0.59||+0.03|
|Total valid votes||31,993||100.00|
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