Mitzie Hunter

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Mitzie Hunter
Scarborough-Guildwood MPP Mitzie Hunter - 2016 (28687660101) (cropped).jpg
Hunter in 2016
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Scarborough—Guildwood
Assumed office
September 9, 2013
Preceded by Margarett Best
Personal details
Born 1971 (age 46–47)
Political party Liberal
Residence Toronto, Ontario
Alma mater University of Toronto at Scarborough
Occupation Administrator

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.[1]

She was CEO of the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, and was previously CAO of Toronto Community Housing. She also served as Vice President at Goodwill Industries of Toronto.[2]


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.[3] She faced Kirupa again in 2014 this time defeating him by 7,610 votes.[4]

In June 2014, she was appointed as an Associate Minister for the Ministry of Finance responsible for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan.[5] On June 13, 2016, she was promoted to the senior position of Minister of Education.[6]

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.[7]

Cabinet positions[edit]

Ontario Provincial Government of Kathleen Wynne
Cabinet posts (3)
Predecessor Office Successor
Deb Matthews Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development
2018 (January-June)
Merrilee Fullerton
Liz Sandals Minister of Education
Indira Naidoo-Harris
New position Associate Minister of Finance
Responsible for Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
Indira Naidoo-Harris


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