Chris Glover was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 2018, and re-elected in 2022, representing the riding of Spadina-Fort York. He is the Official Opposition Critic for Democratic Reform, Technology Development and Innovation.
Prior to his election to the legislature, Chris was a TDSB Trustee, a member of the Toronto Board of Health and an Adjunct Professor at York University.
Initiatives Chris has led include:
- Working with residents, business owners, housing advocates and people experiencing homelessness to advocate for solutions to the homelessness crisis in Toronto
- Holding town halls to discuss cuts to education, explore affordable housing and consider solutions for the climate crisis
- Advocating for the daycares and schools we need in the riding
- Co-founded the Spadina-Fort York Community Care program to help provide meals and support to those most vulnerable in the community
- Creating the Federation of South Toronto Residents’ Association (FoSTRA) in order to have one loud voice when advocating for issues that impact the local community
- Introduced a Condo Transparency Motion in the legislature which would create standardized contracts for pre-construction units, prohibit conflicts of interest and create mechanisms to protect people purchasing, owning and living in condos from exploitation
- Proposing a motion to build 69,000 affordable housing units and 30,000 supportive housing units over the next decade, funded by the Province
- Working with students and parents to ensure that students with disabilities are on track for paid employment
- Advocating for a reversal of OSAP cuts
- Putting forward a Private Member’s Bill in the legislature to convert Ontario student loans to grants and to eliminate interest on existing loans (as Critic for Colleges and Universities)
- Proposing a policy to provide a $1000 tuition rebate for all full-time post-secondary students and $500 for part-time post-secondary students (as Critic for Colleges and Universities)
As a former School Board Trustee and member of the Toronto Board of Health, he continues to:
- Working with CycleTO and BikelawTO to develop a motion for the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee to improve bicycle safety by reducing the number of doorings
- Work with the Zero Gun Violence Movement, Communities for Zero Violence, Think 2wice and other groups to advocate for a public health approach to ending gun violence
Chris is a community advocate and is working hard to be a strong voice for Spadina-Fort York at Queen's Park.
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