About Todd

Todd was first elected to represent Prince Edward-Hastings riding at the Ontario Legislative Assembly in the General Election on October 6th, 2011.  He has was re-elected in the June 12th, 2014 Provincial Election.

Todd is the Energy Critic for the Official Opposition at Queen's Park.  Todd previously served as Critic for Natural Resources and Forestry, Small Business and Red Tape, Citizenship and Immigration Critic and Critic for the Pan Am Games.

During his first five years at Queen's Park, Todd introduced legislation aimed at reducing red tape in the beverage alcohol sector by allowing Ontario products easier access to market. Effectively passed legislation to bring real estate sales into the 21st century by permitting e-signatures to speed up transactions. Todd introduced a bill to eliminate the sale of illegal cigarettes with a special aim to crack down on the practice in school zones. He also tabled legislation to restore planning authority to municipalities when it involves the citing of renewable energy projects.

Among his other legislative duties, Todd is a member of the Estimates Committee and previously served on the Standing Committees of Justice Policy, Legislative Assembly and General Government.

Todd was also the Chair of Community Outreach for the Ontario PC Caucus and a member of the PC Job Creation Task Force.

Todd is committed to representing the residents of Prince Edward-Hastings. He and his office staff enjoy assisting local citizens get the assistance that they need from their provincial government. Todd is also committed to returning fiscal accountability to Queen's Park.  
A graduate of Riverview High School in New Brunswick, Todd moved to Belleville in the early 1990's and has called the Quinte-area his home ever since.  He now lives in the Oak Hills with his wife Tawnya, a local high school teacher, and two daughters Payton and Reagan.  

Todd continues to be a strong supporter of community and charitable events.  He coached for many years in the Belleville Bearcats Minor Hockey Association and has served with the Quinte chapter of the ALS society, Operation Red Nose Quinte and dozens of other organizations.  A proud graduate of Loyalist College in Belleville, Todd has also served on the Loyalist College Advisory Board.  He also has the distinction of being the first ever winner of the Dancing with the Stars Quinte contest (thanks to his partner Andrea Doucette).  

Prior to entering politics, Todd was an institution in morning radio at Quinte Broadcasting stations for more than 16 years, where he held the News Director position for CJBQ, Mix 97 and Rock 107.  Todd was also the play-by-play announcer on Belleville Bulls telecasts on the OHL Tonight on TV Cogeco. 

 

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