Monique Taylor

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Monique Taylor
MPP
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Hamilton Mountain
Assumed office
October 6, 2011
Preceded by Sophia Aggelonitis
Personal details
Born (1972-06-28) June 28, 1972 (age 44)[1][2]
Hamilton, Ontario
Political party New Democrat
Domestic partner Mike
Children 1
Occupation Administrative assistant

Monique Taylor (born (1972-06-28)June 28, 1972) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. She is a New Democratic member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who represents the riding of Hamilton Mountain. She has been an MPP since 2011.

Background[edit]

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.[3] She lives with her partner Mike and her daughter.[4]

Politics[edit]

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.[5][6] She was re-elected in the 2014 provincial election defeating Liberal candidate Javid Mirza by 8,483 votes.[7]

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.[8]

She is the party's critic for children and youth services.[9]

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.[10]

Electoral record[edit]

Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Monique Taylor 20,492 45.2 +11.68
Liberal Sophia Aggelonitis 14,694 32.4 -4.83
Progressive Conservative Geordie Elms 8,641 19.0 -4.54
Green Tony Morris 748 1.6 -3.05
Family Coalition Jim Enos 450 1.0 -0.06
Libertarian Hans Wienhold 222 0.5
Freedom Brian Goodwin 126 0.3
Total valid votes 45,373 100.00
Source: Elections Ontario.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newman, Mark. "MPP Monique Taylor credits parents for provincial change on autism funding". Hamilton Community News. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Gordon, Andrea. "Ontario backs off controversial autism changes, boosts services after parents protest". Toronto Star. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Who is Monique Taylor?". Hamilton Spectator. 8 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Dreschel, Andrew (24 October 2011). "From dropout to Hamilton's new MPP: An optimistic politician who believes she can make change". The Spectator. p. A15. 
  5. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 7. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  6. ^ "Taylor in sensational upset". Hamilton Spectator. 6 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "General Election by District: Hamilton Mountain". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ Walters, Joan (18 October 2012). "Hamilton MPPs watch, frustrated, as bills die after premier prorogues session". Hamilton Spectator. 
  9. ^ Reevely, David (June 25, 2014). "Horwath sticks around, names NDP shadow cabinet". 
  10. ^ "Hamilton MPP Monique Taylor booted from legislature in debate over autism cuts". CBC News. The Canadian Press. May 5, 2016. Retrieved May 6, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for each Candidate: 2011" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 7. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 

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