John Vanthof has been named deputy leader of Ontario’s official opposition party, the NDP, for the fall 2018 legislative session. He will co-share the role with Sara Singh, Brampton-Centre.
The dairy farmer from northern Ontario, near Earlton, has been an active MPP since 2011 for the riding of Timiskaming-Cochrane. He also has the job of critic of the agriculture, food and rural affairs portfolio.
Other portfolios also intersect with agriculture. Named to the NDP shadow cabinet are Taras Natyshak as international trade critic, Peggy Sattler as economic development critic and Peter Tabuns as energy, northern development and mines critic.
The Ontario legislature resumes sitting on September 24, 2018.