Lorne Coe | MPP, Whitby-Oshawa

Published on February 09, 2017

Education Critic

Critic for Post-Secondary Education

Lorne Coe and his family have called Whitby home for over 30 years.

Over his career, he has held senior positions in both the private sector and the Ontario government, where he worked as a senior Manager, Communications at ministries including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Finance and Seniors Affairs.

Lorne was elected as the MPP for the riding of Whitby-Oshawa, in a by-election held on February 11th, 2016. At Queen’s Park, Lorne serves as the Official Opposition Critic for Education and Post Secondary Education and as a Member of the Standing Committee on Social Policy.

For the previous thirteen years Lorne served on the Whitby Town Council and the Durham Regional Council. As an elected municipal politician, Lorne led a number of important regional, town and provincial committees and boards. These included serving as Chair of the Health and Social Services Committee, Chair of the Advisory Committee on Homelessness, Co-Chair of Durham’s Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council, President of the Association of Local Public Health Agencies and on the board of the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority.

Lorne is also a committed volunteer, serving numerous local organizations including the Whitby General Hospital, Whitby Chamber of Commerce, Whitby Sports Hall of Fame, the Station Gallery and the Whitby Sunrise Rotary Club. Most weekends and evenings you will find Lorne at a local or charity event for one of the numerous organizations and causes that make Whitby an exceptional place to live. Lorne is passionate about health care and mental health, seniors care, accessibility for people of all abilities, education and training issues and making Ontario a better, more affordable place for his family and yours.