Hunter in 2016
|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament|
Assumed office |
September 9, 2013
|Preceded by||Margarett Best|
1971 (age 46–47)|
|Alma mater||University of Toronto at Scarborough|
Mitzie Hunter (born c. 1971) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. She is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in a by-election on August 1, 2013. She represents the Toronto riding of Scarborough—Guildwood. She served as a member of cabinet in the government of Kathleen Wynne.
Hunter and her family immigrated to Canada from Jamaica in 1975. She grew up in Scarborough, graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA, and completed her MBA from the Rotman School of Management.
In 2013 she ran as the Liberal candidate in a by-election called to replace Margarett Best who resigned due to health reasons. She defeated Progressive Conservative candidate Ken Kirupa by 1,246 votes. She faced Kirupa again in 2014 this time defeating him by 7,610 votes.
In June 2014, she was appointed as an Associate Minister for the Ministry of Finance responsible for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan. On June 13, 2016, she was promoted to the senior position of Minister of Education.
On January 17, 2018, it was announced that Ms. Hunter would leave her position as Minister of Education to replace outgoing Deb Matthews as the new Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
|Ontario Provincial Government of Kathleen Wynne|
|Cabinet posts (3)|
|Deb Matthews||Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development
|Liz Sandals||Minister of Education
|New position||Associate Minister of Finance
Responsible for Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
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- Richard Brennan; Robert Benzie; Rob Ferguson (June 24, 2014). "Kathleen Wynne warns financial cupboard is bare". Toronto Star.
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- "Wynne shuffling cabinet to add new blood and replace retiring ministers". Toronto Star. January 17, 2018.