Committee Chair

John Vanthof

Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition , Commissioner of the Board of Internal Economy , Critic for Agriculture and Food, Rural Development, Chair of the Standing Committee on Government Agencies

Dairy farmer keeps rural seat for NDP

A dairy farmer for decades, Vanthof made his first attempt at provincial politics in the 2007 election, losing to incumbent Liberal David Ramsay. He went on to win the Timiskaming—Cochrane riding in 2011, and was re-elected in 2014, and 2018. In his pre-political career, Vanthof was president of the Temiskaming…

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