Mark Saunders To Run As Ontario PC Candidate For Don Valley West


MARCH 22, 2022

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario PC Party is pleased to announce that Mark Saunders will be its candidate for Don Valley West in the 2022 provincial election.

Mark Saunders is a dedicated community leader, who served as the Chief of the Toronto Police Service, the largest municipal police force in Canada, for five years and is actively involved in community organizations.

“There is no one I’d rather have on the ballot in Don Valley West than Mark,” said Doug Ford, Leader of the Ontario PC Party. “Mark brings an incredible amount of experience serving with the Toronto Police Service for nearly four decades. I’m thrilled to have him join our team and have no doubt he’ll be an incredible voice at Queen’s Park.”

In recognition of his many contributions of serving the community, Saunders has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for Outstanding Community Contributions and the Harry Jerome Trailblazer Award. He was also awarded the Police Exemplary Service Medal with Thirty Year Bar. He has received the Black Canadians Award for Public Service and has twice received the Black History Month Award.  In October 2015, he was named an Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.

“I’m honoured to have been chosen by Doug Ford as the 2022 Ontario PC candidate for Don Valley West. Doug and I have worked closely over the years, and I’ve always admired his strong leadership and dedication to supporting Ontarians, especially over the last two years,” said Mark Saunders.

“This is a critical time in Ontario’s history as we recover from the impacts of the pandemic, and it is clear the Ontario PC Party has a strong plan to build a better future for our families and future generations to come, whether it’s investing in transit, building highways, strengthening our health care system, or supporting workers and cutting costs for Ontarians.

I look forward to knocking on doors and earning your support as MPP for Don Valley West.” 

Saunders immigrated to Canada from England in 1967 and has lived in Toronto for nearly 40 years. He is happily married with four children.

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