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Nunzio Venuto

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I am running as a libertarian because I truly believe in the party's ethical principle of limiting government interference in the personal lives of Ontarians and allowing consenting adults to make individual choices as they see fit.

After two long years of government overreach in  managing the pandemic, on and off lockdowns and ongoing infringement of personal freedoms, it is time for a real change at Queen's Park.

I have lived in Davenport for 39 years and run as a candidate in previous elections for the Ontario Libertarian Party. I am single and previously worked in the financial services field for over 25 years.

William Joslin

William Joslin

I’m William Joslin, my friends call me Bill.

I have lived in North Simcoe all of my life. From Washago to Uhthoff to Orillia to Waubaushene. I’m a second generation railroader, 31 years in, and a third generation hunter. My family has been here for over 4 generations.

I can take you to some of the best fishing holes this riding had to offer, just don’t expect me to catch them for you. My father and grandfather imparted wisdom that stuck. Tell the truth. Work hard. A handshake means something, and you’re only as good as your word. Every day, I make sure that I’m trying to live up to those words. Because……words have meaning!

It’s become fairly apparent that the “same old same” isn’t cutting it. Whether it’s a Liberal government, Conservative or some mashup of two parties to retain the upper hand. Be it federally or provincially, the job isn’t getting done. This is why I chose to be a candidate in the North Simcoe riding for this upcoming election. Not to win an election, but to create awareness. To provoke conversation and questions. How many people are aware that there are 27 registered parties!?!? That they have 23 options beyond the usual 4. Constituents are often only voting for what they believe to be the lesser evil. As voters, our core values have remained virtually unchanged. The same cannot be said for the elected officials.

I feel the core ideals of the party are in line with my own. In their statement of principles, you will read; Individuals are inherently free to make choices for themselves and must accept responsibility for the consequences of the choices they make.

This is something I’ve been saying for years because it was taught to me by my father and grandfather. Until recently I had never heard of the Ontario Libertarian Party but thanks to my disappointment in what I believed to be the only options, I started researching and have not only found a populace of like-minded people but a desire to share my newfound knowledge. And share I will, but I find it disheartening that the electoral system is so skewed. It should be a level playing field, not an opportunity for the show ponies with the most government, or more correctly, taxpayer money to parade around.

I hold no illusions regarding my outcome in this election. All I ask is that before June 2 people take some time to educate themselves. Then, when the time comes, vote with a true heart. Not because it’s how your family has always voted. Or because it won’t really make any difference. Or because you don’t want to split votes. People fought and died for our freedom of choice. Use yours.

Judi Falardeau

Judi Falardeau

I am retired from working many years as a chef and in my own business.

I am running as a Libertarian candidate in St Catharines to offer voters another option.

As a senior, I am very concerned about the affordability of living in Ontario. I see the rising cost of living as a direct result of government policies. Our elected officials do not care about the bottom line, as most Ontarians do in their own household budgets. Instead, they dip into the public purse to buy votes with program promises that we cannot afford. Usually, the actual administration, offices, enforcement, and human resources to run the new “program of the day” costs more than the actual program itself. In effect, the bureaucrats promise us a “better life,” but end up using our tax dollars to expand government itself, while merely appearing to serve us.

Secondly, I am worried about the lack of accountability in our politicians. Over the past number of years, we have seen our leaders undergoing ethics reviews and inquiries into their decisions and behaviour. No real punishments are ever delivered. Instead, we hear many apologies and promises that they will do better.

I do not trust our officials to serve me or my neighbours. As your MPP, I aim to enact legislation to strengthen Freedom of Choice, Individual Freedom and Personal Responsibility. I would enact policies to make ensure Government and Taxation is sensible and controlled. And most importantly, I will enact a Recall Legislation and Democratic Reform so that we can hold politicians to their election promises.

We need to restore sensible spending, reasonable government, and trust in our democracy.

I look forward to your support so I can work toward these goals.

Zachary Tisdale

Zachary Tisdale

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Zachary believes the key to prosperity in Ontario is through reducing the size and cost of our provincial government, finding market-based solutions to economic issues, empowering business owners and encouraging foreign investment through lower taxes and deregulation, respecting personal expression to one's lifestyle, identity, and religion, defending property rights, individual rights, bodily autonomy, and the rights of parents to raise their children how they see fit, and by holding establishment political parties accountable for expensive and inefficient programs and lobbyist corruption.

He was inspired to enter politics after witnessing the vast government overreach during the COVID-19 pandemic as small businesses were destroyed by lockdowns, the rise in mental health and substance abuse issues from forced isolation, the failures of our healthcare system to provide us with adequate care, how people's medical rights were violated and their jobs taken away, property rights and travel rights were violated, how children's education and development was interrupted, how dissenting voices were vilified and silenced, how peaceful protests were violently suppressed, and the increase in censorship by the government, media organizations, and big technology companies.

Zachary is the Business Analytics and Segmentation Lead for a Mutual Insurance Company, specializing in farm insurance. He is a Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional and Associate of Insurance Data Analytics, and is the upcoming Chair on the Kawartha-Durham Council of the Insurance Institute of Canada.

Zachary lives in Lindsay, Ontario with his wife Amanda and their children Mackenzie and Connor. He grew up in Bradford and Aurora, and graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Mathematics and Business Administration, with a minor in economics.

My Positions

Housing - Address the price of housing by reducing red tape for developers to build more homes! Encourage market solutions and competition to reduce the cost of rent! Ensure sustainable levels of immigration!

Healthcare & Education - Improve our healthcare system by introducing more options for care, while protecting universality and accessibility! Support Opt-In and Opt-Out legislation to give people more control. Respect individual's choices with regards to vaccinations and masks! Support parental rights over their children's education, reduce administrative costs and fight bureaucracy!

Jobs & the Economy - Fight inflation and rising cost-of-living by reducing the size and cost of government! Eliminate wasteful spending and handouts for special interest groups! Oppose the return of any COVID mandates and lockdowns! Advocate for those who lost their employment over their vaccination status! Encourage private-sector competition and free trade. Empower people and encourage businesses through deregulation and lower taxes! Reduce the HST from 13% to 10%! Eliminate the Carbon Tax! Reduce personal income taxes! Cut the Corporate Tax rate from 11.5% down to 10%, and then down to 8% within 5 years! End Corporate welfare! Pay down the provincial debt! Advocate for alternative currencies!

Transportation & the Environment - Minimize the impact of the Bradford By-Pass on York-Simcoe residents and the environment by advocating for the use of natural land barriers and trees to reduce noise!

Eric Cummings

Eric Cummings

About Me

I grew up in Temagami and am a resident of Temiskaming Shores. Moved away in 2016 but always felt like something was missing. My wife of eight years and our four children moved back to the area in 2020 and purchased a small hobby farm and it is the best decision we could have made.

I am an avid outdoorsman with an education in both natural resource management and adventure tourism. 

I am community oriented with a history of volunteer experience.

  • Lorne Pacey young volunteers award.
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada.
  • Fisheries Management Zone 11 Committee.
  • Two years Temiskaming Shores Volunteer Fire Department.

Why Libertarian?

In the last provincial election, I was sitting in the parking lot of the polling station and was frustrated with our current parties. I had every intention of walking in and spoiling my ballot. I felt the urge to look through the smaller parties on the ballot in my region, and that is when I discovered the Ontario Libertarian Party. I felt that the platform and principles were something that I could truly relate to. Throughout the pandemic, I began to see things that frustrated me and pushed me to want to be an advocate and a voice for the Freedom of Choice movement.

Coreen Corcoran


Coreen Corcoran was elected to the position of Deputy Leader on October 24th, 2021. She was the Ontario Libertarian Party candidate for Nepean-Carleton during the Ontario Election in 2014 and is currently the president of the OLP Ottawa-Vanier constituency association. She also ran as the Libertarian Party of Canada candidate for Ottawa-Vanier in 2015, and for Ottawa-Centre in 2019.

Coreen is running because she wants to spread different ideas about how the government fits into our lives. "We are battling against more than 50 years of increased government control over how we are allowed to live our lives. Less government control and more personal freedom to choose what is right for ourselves and our families will lead to a more prosperous Ontario. More government handouts to individuals, and picking which companies and industries to bail out lead to less inspiration, imagination, and innovation. Ontario has an educated workforce that could become leaders in their respective industries if given the freedom to create without constraints imposed upon them through government regulation.".

"What the main parties fail to realize is that the demographics across Ontario are changing with more households headed by single people and seniors. Handouts and tax breaks for families don’t apply to their lifestyles. What this province needs in order to get out of debt and back on track is less government regulation and interference in our everyday lives. Entrepreneurs shouldn’t have to deal with red-tape at multiple levels of government. Consumers should have access to more choices in healthcare, education, and other service providers.". 

Coreen has lived in Ottawa most of her life and also lived and worked in the United States and England. She grew up in Ottawa South and attended Carleton University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree. In 2016, she completed a Master of Arts with a specialization in Global Change. She loves to travel and has visited many cities and countries. Each one has given her a new perspective on the way people around the world live. She shares her home in Beacon Hill with her husband Robin, their dog, and two cats.

Gene Balfour

Gene Balfour

Gene is a resident of Fenelon Falls, Ontario.  It’s a rural town located in the electoral riding of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, home to 114,000 residents. Prior to 2016, Gene lived in Thornhill, Ontario - a thriving suburb of Toronto which boasts a very ethnically-diverse community. 

Since joining the Ontario Libertarian Party in 2007, Gene has been a tireless Less Government Advocate in many elections and is convinced that this is the only path to achieve genuine Freedom of Choice for every citizen. Gene fundamentally believes that the excessive size, cost and scope of authority is the single most significant cause of most problems in modern society. 

Our #1 problem is the rising cost of living. The main causes are excessive taxation, counter-productive and burdensome legislation, and numerous deterrents to entrepreneurial success, employment and prosperity for everyone.

Governments hold a monopoly on power in society. The abuse of this power destroys public trust in each other and our public institutions. For example, when the Ford government assumed and prolonged the mostly-unjustified pandemic emergency orders, their policies of mass lockdowns and restrictions were a profound failure. The unconstitutional vaccine mandates and the autocratic treatment of peacefully protesting truckers who suffered from misguided policies  have served to jolt many citizens into a state of disbelief that these actions were actually occurring in Canada. 

Less Government is the only common sense antidote to the ills of Big and Bigger Governments. This became increasingly evident to Gene as a father raising two daughters and as a business professional over a 42-year career. 

Soon  after graduating from the University of Waterloo in 1975 with an Honours B.Sc. Kinesiology, Gene worked as a Physical Fitness consultant, a fitness and medical instrumentation Sales professional, and a staff Kinesiologist in a Toronto hospital. He then joined IBM Canada on the Ontario Government Account team in sales and support roles over the next 4 years. Subsequently, Gene built a successful practice as an IT Recruiter over the next 28 years, during which he interviewed over 10,000 job candidates to serve the staffing needs of clients in a variety of economic sectors. 

From 2010 to 2018, Gene was Director, Talent Supply Chain for a Canadian consulting company. He played a critical role in building a fledgling international consulting business into a successful operation. The teams we assembled successfully completed systems integration projects that improved the manufacturing and supply chain productivity at  over 120 plants in the USA, Mexico, Brazil and France. 

When not working, Gene has been quite active in sports and fitness. He has competed in many sports including hockey, rugby, cross country ski racing and participated in 19 marathons as a runner and Nordic Cross skater. In 2008, Gene also became a business co-owner and subsequent Board member for the top cross-country ski and mountain bike center in Ontario.

Finally, an avid student of Economics and Politics, Gene has read dozens of related books and learned extensively from hundreds of Internet podcasts. He eagerly applies this learning as a Libertarian candidate in every election. In addition, Gene served as Chairman for the Ontario Libertarian Party for the June 2018 election, which produced the best results of any Libertarian political party in Canada’s history.

While Gene’s name appears on election ballots, his primary purpose is to continually advocate for Less Government so that voters will take this choice seriously. All too often, only Big and Bigger options are presented on election ballots, and Gene refuses to accept that any election is truly democratic unless a serious Less Government alternative is presented to every voter in every riding in Ontario. Gene will continue to be that election alternative in his riding for as long as possible.

Of course, Gene knows that it is very unlikely that a Libertarian government will be formed anytime soon. However, Andrew Breitbart famously claimed that “politics is downstream of culture” and this has continued to fuel Gene’s desire to shift our political culture through advocacy and writing.

In Gene’s view, sound principles are a prerequisite for sound public policies. They are the principles needed most:  Individual Freedom, Personal Responsibility, Respect and Fairness under unbiased legislation. The pandemic had shown us that a cultural shift towards these principled of way overdue. Freedom of Choice is finally beginning to make sense to the majority of our citizens.

These days, Gene writes and publishes essays from a Libertarian perspective. You can get a glimpse into his life lens by subscribing to his Substack account at gbalfour@substack.com and on MeWe at  https://mewe.com/i/genebalfour

Adrien Berthier

Adrien Berthier

After coming to Sudbury in 2000 in search of work, I have worked at such places as Primerica, Western Inventory, Chapters, and salesacorn.ca.

I have travelled to many places in the world and even lived overseas. But I've grown to love Sudbury. The city offers a combination of economic activity and Northern Ontario wilderness.

I have volunteered at the Canadian Blood Services and St Timothys church in the past.

I consider myself a Seventh day Adventist and a vegan. I love the outdoors and the hiking opportunities of the area.

My experiences serving every day Sudburians on a day-to-day basis on the front lines of local business will be to the advantage of all residents of Sudbury. I am sensitive to the needs of all residents of the city and believe that I offer a unique and refreshing alternative to the usual candidates.

I want to advocate for small business owners and entrepreneurs to create jobs for people of all walks of life. If elected, I would like to donate 25% percent of my MPP salary to the Sudbury food bank.

Michelle Lashbrook

Michelle Lashbrook

I volunteered to be the Libertarian candidate for the Nipissing District because I believe that evil prevails when good people do nothing

I am a native of Northern Ontario and started my life in Timmins before moving to North Bay and then to Callander. I am of French, English, and Algonquin ancestry and am bilingual. I am also a status Indian with the Timiskaming First Nations. I have been calling Callander home since 2004 and now live here with my amazing partner Pat, who has been my rock.

We have five children, the eldest three are mine and are now young adults. My eldest two daughters and a son-in-law live with us part-time along with my six grandchildren. Our oldest grandchild is autistic and as a family, we have risen up to meet the demands of this challenge. There is never a dull moment in our home! 

I am a small business owner, operating Gateway Monuments out of our home since 2017. My partner also owns and operates a small business called HomePro Canada. I spent time at the PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise as their Northeastern Business Consultant, I spend a lot of time interacting with small and medium sized business owners and have worked in remote locations such as Moose Factory to help women start, maintain, and grow their businesses. 

Most of my work experience has been in sales. I was the Sales and Marketing Manager at Barclay House Independent Senior Living, Sales & Front Office Manager at the Best Western North Bay, Sales with the North Bay Trappers, Sales with La Tribune in Sturgeon Falls. I have sat on several Boards in various positions: I am chair of the Northern Freedom Alliance, a group of people promoting medical freedom of choice in Northern Ontario. I am also a board member of the Freedom Community, the Event Coordinator for the Women’s Business Network and the Chair of the International Student Exchange with the North Bay Rotary Club.

I am entering politics because more voices for freedom are desperately needed in society. There are serious violations of our fundamental civil liberties being committed: our property rights are being eroded, our rights as parents are being taken away, and our right to bodily autonomy is being trampled on. I am concerned that the traditional systems of checks and balances on government power have failed or are failing. Government overreach is at historic levels and people are falling into poverty at an alarming rate because of economic lock-downs, price inflation, and high taxes. It is time to restore the rule of law in Ontario and hold our leaders accountable for their failure to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in a way that respects human rights. In the aftermath of this crisis, it is time for all of us to seriously re-examine the principles of individual freedom, personal responsibility, fairness, and respect. 

The 2022 Libertarian platform provides those of us who want to take personal responsibility for our own lives with an opportunity to opt out of government services and choose non-coercive alternatives instead. We have a plan to do this that is both fair and does not take away government services from those who still want or need them.    

In Freedom, always,

Michelle Lashbrook

Stefanos Karatopis

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My name is Stefanos Karatopis.

I am single, and a proud Father who values hard work and raised my sons on my own.

I speak, read, and write Greek fluently.

I have lived in West Lincoln almost all my life.

At the age of 13 I obtained my Computer Technician Diploma and shortly after opened my own home based computer business.

I have been in our family owned and operated poultry business up till 2011.

I have completed an entrepreneur course at Niagara College.

I was a Director on the Agios Haralambos Greek Association in West Lincoln.

I am a member and volunteer with the International Tribunal for Natural Justice.

I am a past President of the Niagara Landowners Association.

I am currently a Governor with the Ontario Landowners Association.

I am one of the Founding Directors on the International Property Rights Association.

I am a Reporter/Photographer for The Landowner Magazine.

I have recently obtained my Paralegal Diploma from Algonquin Careers Academy.

I have been an advocate for people all over Ontario assisting them free of charge from overzealous bureaucrats and Government overreach on all levels. In 2016 I was presented the Landowner of the Year award for my private property rights work in the Niagara Region where I had achieved many successful outcomes, including for my parents while they were out of country in 2009.

I have worked and will continue to work tirelessly for private property rights and the reason why I will strive to become a licensed paralegal and open a law firm with a lawyer partner in Niagara.

I am a Libertarian and stand for Liberty and to keep Ontario a non-communist state and make it so that everyone can keep their hard earned money instead of it being stolen by a greedy needy grossly overgrown Government and to bring wealth and prosperity back to Ontario. To make Ontario a place where our children and their children can enjoy a life of wealth and freedom where private property is NOT considered a social injustice.