Percy Hatfield

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Percy Hatfield
MPP
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Windsor—Tecumseh
Assumed office
September 9, 2013
Preceded by Dwight Duncan
Personal details
Born 1948 (age 68–69)
St. Martins, New Brunswick
Political party New Democrat
Spouse(s) Gale Simko
Children 2
Residence Windsor, Ontario
Occupation Journalist

Percy Hatfield (born c. 1948) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a New Democratic member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in a 2013 by-election. He represents the riding of Windsor—Tecumseh.

Background[edit]

Hatfield was born and raised in St. Martins, New Brunswick. He moved to Windsor, Ontario in 1975. He obtained a degree in political science from the University of Windsor. He worked as a local reporter for CBC in Windsor. He and his wife Gale live in Windsor where they raised their two children.[1]

Politics[edit]

Hatfield was a city councillor for Windsor City Council and was chair of the Essex Region Conservation Authority.[1]

Hatfield was elected in a by-election on August 1, 2013. He ran as the New Democratic candidate in the riding of Windsor—Tecumseh. He defeated Progressive Conservative candidate Robert De Verteuil by 10.544 votes.[2] He was re-elected in the 2014 provincial election defeating Liberal Jason Dupuis by 17,221 votes.[3]

He is the party's critic for infrastructure and environmental issues.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Loop, Emma (July 31, 2013). "Candidate profile: Percy Hatfield (NDP)". The Windsor Star. p. A5. 
  2. ^ "NDP's Percy Hatfield wins Windsor-Tecumseh". CBC News. August 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "General Election by District: Windsor-Tecumseh". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ Reevely, David (June 25, 2014). "Horwath sticks around, names NDP shadow cabinet". 

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