Long-time former Unifor Local 199 president and former Niagara Falls City Councillor Wayne Gates is standing for re-election in the Niagara Falls riding in Ontario.
Gates won the seat in the February by-election, bringing an NDP seat to the riding for the first time in 19 years. He is now campaigning for re-election in the Ontario general election on June 12.
Gates is a strong proponent of ”Buy Ontario” procurement policies, believing in government’s ability to spend public monies locally to create meaningful employment. As a local union leader, he was also a member of the CAW-General Motors Master Bargaining Committee for a number of rounds of challenging negotiations, securing work for the St. Catharines GM operations.
Gates has also been a vocal advocate of quality, universal, publicly funded health care and has been involved in a number of community organizations, including taking a lead role in the local United Way campaign.
To find out more about Gates, to donate or get involved in his campaign, please visit: www.waynegates.com