Laura Campbell (she/her)
Green Party of Ontario
Email: [email protected]
Campaign Office: 62 Broadway Orangeville, ON L9W 1J4
Laura Campbell is a 36 year old mother of two, community and small business advocate, writer, and passionate defender of our shared environment. She holds a Masters degree from the London School of Economics and is on leave from her PhD at the University of Toronto where she studied international relations from 2011 until the pandemic began. In addition to her academic work, since 2009 alongside her husband, she has operated Pia’s on Broadway, a small lunch restaurant in Orangeville. Through their business, Laura and her family have emphasized the importance of local food, and community resilience through the ‘shop local’ movement. Over the past two years, Laura has been an active member of local community groups trying to stop the construction of Highway 413, a project that would see over 2000 acres of prime farmland destroyed.
Laura wants to see Ontario become a caring and prosperous place again. Alongside Mike Schreiner, leader of the Ontario Greens, Laura is interested in working across party lines to address the most pressing issues facing the people of Ontario. Laura is inspired by the vision of the Ontario Greens: a climate plan that will actually work and will create thousands of new jobs, a stand-alone mental health platform (first in Ontario’s history!) that advocates for OHIP covered mental health care, and a housing paper that experts have called a ‘masterclass’ in addressing the affordability crisis. Laura’s vision for the future is an Ontario that is food secure and respects those who grow our food; an Ontario that is climate resilient, with vibrant, connected, affordable communities that have access to greenspace, public transit; and an Ontario that has high quality public healthcare and education that respects the workers within those systems. Laura ran for the Ontario Greens in Dufferin-Caledon in 2018.