Haliburton resident Tom Regina has been nominated as the Green party’s candidate for the Haliburton–Kawartha Lakes–Brock riding in the upcoming provincial election.
A resident of Haliburton for more than 30 years, Regina taught music and was the Head of Arts at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School.
“I’m concerned about the divisive political culture that stands in the way of putting forward real solutions to improve people’s lives – Green solutions like affordable housing, accessible transit and good, green jobs,” Regina said. “We need to start collaborating more in politics and focus on building a greener, more caring and equitable Ontario.”
As a teacher in a rural community, Regina has seen the challenges faced by many families regarding equitable access to housing, transportation and jobs reads the press release announcing his nomination. Regina is an advocate for arts education and community building through arts participation and a founding member of two community choirs, a local music festival for students of all ages, and the Highlands Summer Festival, which provides theatre experience for community members in a semi-professional setting.
“Tom is a long-time resident and member of the region and understands the key challenges facing the area,” said Ontario Green Leader Mike Schreiner. “He gets it. He’s a strong community builder and will be an authentic and real voice for his neighbours at Queen’s Park.”
The provincial election will be held June 2.