Doyle will run for NDP in next provincial election

By Lindsay Advocate

New Democrats in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock have selected Barbara Doyle, co-founder of the Kawartha Lakes Health Coalition, to be their NDP candidate in the 2022 provincial election.  

NDP Deputy Leader John Vanthof says Doyle’s leadership in public health care “is exactly what families need right now after years of cuts under the Ford Conservatives and the Liberals before them.”

“Together with Barbara, we will work together to hire more health care workers, invest in schools, and make life more affordable for the hard working people of  Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock,” said Vanthof in a media release.

Doyle, who ran federally for the NDP in 2019, said she is committed to standing up for local families.

“I have fought to defend local public health care and I will keep fighting to expand it so people and families in our communities get the care they need where and when they need it. I am determined to make life more affordable for families who have been hit hard during this pandemic with skyrocketing prices for housing, child care and some of the very basics of life,” says Doyle.

Doyle currently manages the daily operations, exhibit curation and project coordination of the local community museum in the City of Kawartha Lakes. She co-founded the Kawartha Lakes Health Coalition to fight against privatization and cuts to local services. Doyle also volunteers with community organizations working to end domestic violence, including Northumberland Domestic Violence Monitoring Committee and WomenatthecentrE.

She was born and raised and still lives in Lindsay.

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