The first person to be officially named as a candidate for the local NDP seat in the upcoming provincial election has been named.
Agnieszka Mlynarz 'Aggie' Mlynarz, a recent University of Guelph theatre studies graduate who has worked in the independent film industry for the past 10 years, announced she is seeking the NDP nomination.
Mlynarz said in a news release that she has focused “on a broad range of social justice issues with a concentration on political theatre in Canada."
She is the first person to come forward for the NDP slot. The local riding association expects to hold its nomination meeting in the near future.
Sly Castaldi is running for the Liberals, Mike Schreiner the Green Party and Pat Meyers and Ray Ferraro are the two candidates seeking the Tory nomination.
Mlynarz has resided in Guelph for 20 years and holds a bachelor of arts and a masters of arts from the U of G.
She said Guelph is a unique riding and she wants to collaborate with residents and form a provincial government that supports and invests in the services we use in the community.
She opposes further water taking until a full and comprehensive water strategy can be developed by the province and buying back the shares Hydro One that were sold.
She said she stands for expanding funding and creating effective initiatives for suicide prevention in Indigenous communities and for Indigenous peoples in urban settings, and to research and implement the expansion and maintenance of funding for the Integrated Mobile Police and Crisis Team (IMPACT).
“We need to elect a government with policies that support the services we use as residents in Guelph,” she said in the release.
More information can be found on her website.