MPP for Davenport
Jonah Schein was elected October 6, 2011 and is our MPP here in Davenport.
Jonah was born and raised in Toronto’s west end and has devoted his life to public service. Jonah earned a Masters degree from York University and has worked for years in the Davenport West community and across Toronto as a teacher, social worker, and community organizer. Jonah has been widely recognized for his innovative approaches to community building and public policy.
Through his work, including his founding role in developing the Civic Engagement Program at The Stop Community Food Centre, Jonah has helped thousands of people over the years, delivering services and providing food, shelter, supports, and education to diverse communities across Toronto. Jonah brings people together to work together.
We live here, and we’re all in this together. As your Provincial Representative, Jonah is working hard for change that puts people first and to be a strong voice for our community, advocating for renewed supports and investment for small business, public transit, green space and housing.
Jonah has been named critic for the Environment and critic for GTA Issues at Queen’s Park.
As Critic for the Environment, Jonah has been extremely busy in Queen’s Park since the election. In this short time, Jonah has already been working to protect old growth forests in Ontario, improve cycling infrastructure, create a food strategy for the Province, and stop the McGuinty/Wynne plan to put Dirty Diesel trains in our backyards.
Since being named Critic for GTA issues, Jonah has been a strong advocate for Toronto and the GTA. In this role, he has been working to address issues like youth unemployment, precarious work situations, social assistance reform, building smart, accessible transit, and ensuring Ontarians are giving a voice on the casino debate by urging the government to allow referendums.