Suze Morrison

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Suze Morrison
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Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Toronto Centre
Assumed office
June 7, 2018
Preceded byGlen Murray
Personal details
Born (1988-02-04) February 4, 1988 (age 33)
Parry Sound District, Ontario, Canada
Political partyNew Democratic
Spouse(s)Trevor Morey[1]
ResidenceToronto, Ontario, Canada
Alma materUniversity of Guelph-Humber
OccupationCommunications consultant

Suze Morrison is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election.[2] She represents the riding of Toronto Centre as a member of the Ontario New Democratic Party, and is the Ontario New Democratic Party's Caucus Critic for both Housing and Women's Issues.[3]


Of mixed European and Indigenous heritage, Morrison was born in the Parry Sound District before moving to Toronto in childhood. She took her B.A.A degree in media studies from Guelph-Humber, and has worked in communications and public relations in the non-profit sector.[2] She first became prominent within the riding as an advocate for community safety after witnessing the drive-by shooting of Lemard Champagnie in Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood in 2017.[1]

Morrison is a motorsports enthusiast, and competes in autocross events. She is a two-time winner of the Lorna Wilson Ladies Championship, which is awarded by the Western Ontario Sports Car Association.[4]

In June 2021, Morrison came out as bisexual.[5]


During the election campaign, she participated alongside Liberal MPP Steven Del Duca and Progressive Conservative MPP Lisa Thompson in Election Brew, a non-partisan event sponsored by Equal Voice and Labatt to increase citizen engagement in politics through a friendly competition to create craft beer brews; Morrison's beer, an India pale ale, won the competition.[6]

She was one of three MPPs of Indigenous heritage elected in 2018, alongside caucus colleagues Guy Bourgouin and Sol Mamakwa.[7]

She serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts,[8] and as the official opposition critic for housing and women's issues.

Electoral record[edit]

2018 Ontario general election: Toronto Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Suze Morrison 23,688 53.66 +37.87
Liberal David Morris 11,986 27.15 -31.07
Progressive Conservative Meredith Cartwright 6,234 14.12 -4.43
Green Adam Sommerfeld 1,377 3.12 -1.30
Libertarian Judi Falardeau 371 0.84 -0.23
Special Needs Dan King 117 0.27 -0.12
New People's Choice Cameron James 110 0.25
Stop the New Sex-Ed Agenda Theresa Snell 102 0.23
The People Kevin Clarke 98 0.22 +0.06
Canadian Economic Wanda Marie Fountain 65 0.15
Total valid votes 44,148 100.0  
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +34.47
Source: Elections Ontario[9]


  1. ^ a b "Man killed in Regent Park drive-by shooting ID'd as Lemard Champagnie". CBC News Toronto, July 3, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Ormsby, Mary (June 7, 2018). "Historic NDP win as Suze Morrison takes Toronto Centre". Toronto Star. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "NDP Caucus Critic Portfolios - August 2018" (PDF). August 2018. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  4. ^ "WOSCA Results"
  5. ^ Suze Morrison, "Op-ed: NDP MPP Suze Morrison on coming out while staying in". Now, June 6, 2021.
  6. ^ "With provincial election brewing, Labatt brings political foes together". Canada NewsWire, May 2, 2018.
  7. ^ "Sol Mamakwa, seul membre d'une Première Nation à Queen's Park". Ici Radio-Canada Espaces autochtones, June 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "Ontario Legislature". August 24, 2018
  9. ^ "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 11. Retrieved 20 January 2019.