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Retired school principal David Farrow gets Ontario Liberal nod in Sudbury

‘We are ready to get to work,’ said Farrow, who is sharply criticizing the PC gov’t for not intervening in Laurentian U. financial crisis
David Farrow. (Supplied)

Retired elementary school principal and community volunteer David Farrow has been nominated as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for the next provincial election.

“David has spent years dedicated to improving his community and he will make a fantastic MPP for Sudbury,” said Ontario Liberal leader Steven Del Duca, in a press release. 

“Ontario Liberals are best positioned to beat Doug Ford, and David’s incredible work ethic will be instrumental in that fight.”

Farrow has spent his entire career dedicated to serving others, said a press release sent out by the Liberals. 

After graduating from Mount Allison University with two bachelor’s degrees, he embarked on his path as an educator, eventually becoming a principal with the Rainbow District School Board, a position he held from 2000 to 2018, when he retired.

Outside of his professional career, Farrow is dedicated to community service with the goal of improving the quality of life for Sudbury residents. 

He currently serves as the board chair for Maison McCulloch Hospice and has worked with the Sudbury Food Bank, Canadian Breast Cancer Society, and Larch Street Kids Childcare Centre.

If elected, Farrow will bring his strong work ethic, compassion, and community values to the role of Sudbury’s MPP, taking the concerns and issues of his Sudbury neighbours to Queen’s Park, said the press release.

“We are ready to get to work, to face the concerns of Sudburians head-on, and tackle the issues with proven leadership based on community values,” said Farrow. 

“My vision is to be the voice of every Sudbury constituent, building coalitions with key stakeholders to develop evidence-based solutions and ensuring our seat in the Ontario Legislature brings effective, positive change for Sudbury and Northern Ontario.”

In announcing his nomination, Farrow also released a statement about the recent cuts at Laurentian University.

“As a retired educator, I am heartbroken to see the serious issues faced by Laurentian University and the inadequate actions taken over the past few weeks to address them by our elected officials,” he said.

“The school is a cornerstone of the Sudbury community and all efforts must be made to ensure its survival as a top-tier educational institution.”

The Ford government knew these program cuts and job losses were coming months ago and chose not to act, Farrow said. 

“It is time for a leadership change – one that will work to ensure Northern Ontario interests are served and not ignored in Queen’s Park,” he said.

“Until we can solve this, my campaign will work to support those affected by cuts. We will listen to their concerns and help them through their hardship. Finally, we will fight for Laurentian University and what it means to our community. This is not a partisan issue. We must all work together to save our school and mitigate the adverse effects these cuts will have on our region.”



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