Our Provincial

MPP Candidate


Our search for nominees to represent us in next year's provincial election as Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Kitchener South-Hespeler has resulted in two possible candidates. Their bios are below.

COVID has forced us to change how we do so many things in our lives, and this nomination process has not been spared. We will be voting online and the nomination contest meeting will be virtual.

Online voting will be conducted through a website that has been used successfully for more than a year by the Green Parties of Canada and Ontario. All members will receive an email from SimplyVoting.com with instructions, and a unique code. The code is only to record who has voted. Your choice will not be available to anyone else. We will only see the total number of votes.

The Simply Voting email will be sent in advance of the meeting. You may find it has gone into a filtered folder in your email account. You can vote once you receive the email. The Simply Voting poll will close during the nomination contest meeting, at which point we will have the results.

If you have a Green Party of Ontario membership and have not received an email to RSVP to the meeting, please contact me. After you have RSVP'd you will also be emailed an invite to the Zoom meeting. This will be sent shortly before the actual meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.

Mary Abthorpe

President and Returning Officer

Kitchener South-Hespeler Greens


Hi! My name is Maria Legault.

I spent six years getting two degrees from the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. For a combined total of four years, I was self employed and freelancing with local small businesses.

More recently I have helped scale a digital marketing agency as project manager.

From these experiences, I've learned and been exposed to many different ideas.

In my spare time, you can find me walking around my neighbourhood and through nearby green spaces.

I want to apply my experiences as your candidate to help protect the nature we love, ensure affordable access to housing for all, and foster conditions for thriving local small businesses.


I was born, raised and attended college in this region that I proudly served as a police officer for 30 years. Your concerns are my concerns; a healthy environment, action on climate change, a strong future-focused economy, ending poverty and homelessness, and comprehensive Healthcare that properly addresses mental health and drug addictions.

I am serious about quality of life issues.

In addition to other activities, I have been the green candidate in the last two provincial elections, and in 2018 finished with the 6th best outcome, of all green candidates in Ontario.

For our 2022 campaign, I ask that you grant me the privilege of again being our local green MPP candidate.

The next Ontario provincial election is set to be held on or before June 2nd, 2022.

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