|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Hamilton Mountain
October 6, 2011
|Preceded by||Sophia Aggelonitis|
June 28, 1972 |
|Political party||New Democrat|
Taylor was born in east end of Hamilton and grew up in the city. She has worked as a waitress and most recently as administrative assistant to Hamilton City Councillor Scott Duvall. She lives with her partner Mike and her daughter.
In 2011 she ran as the New Democrat candidate in the riding of Hamilton Mountain. She beat Liberal incumbent Sophia Aggelonitis by 5,798 votes. She was re-elected in the 2014 provincial election defeating Liberal candidate Javid Mirza by 8,483 votes.
In 2012 she introduced a private member's bill that would have extended Ontario ombudsman's oversight to Children Aid Societies. The bill made it to second reading but the bill died when Premier Dalton McGuinty prorogued the house in September 2012.
She is the party's critic for children and youth services.
In May 2016, Taylor was ejected from the legislature for repeatedly refusing the Speaker's requests to stop yelling while debating a new Ontario Autism Program with $333 million in funding, but which would move kids with autism older than five to a longer but less intensive therapy program and compensate their families with $8000 for being taken off the intensive therapy waitlist.
|Ontario general election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Monique Taylor||20,492||45.2||+11.68|
|Progressive Conservative||Geordie Elms||8,641||19.0||-4.54|
|Family Coalition||Jim Enos||450||1.0||-0.06|
|Total valid votes||45,373||100.00|
|Source: Elections Ontario.|
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- "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 7. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- "Taylor in sensational upset". Hamilton Spectator. 6 October 2011.
- "General Election by District: Hamilton Mountain". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014.
- Walters, Joan (18 October 2012). "Hamilton MPPs watch, frustrated, as bills die after premier prorogues session". Hamilton Spectator.
- Reevely, David (June 25, 2014). "Horwath sticks around, names NDP shadow cabinet".
- "Hamilton MPP Monique Taylor booted from legislature in debate over autism cuts". CBC News. The Canadian Press. May 5, 2016. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
- "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for each Candidate: 2011" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 7. Retrieved 2012-10-13.