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MPP Michael Coteau, Don Valley East

Lord, we pray for Michael Coteau and those in the Don Valley East riding today. Lord, we pray that You give him wisdom about how to bring transformation to the city of Toronto and beyond. Give him rest, clarity and peace in his life as You draw him closer to yourself.  Amen………

Michael was first elected Member of Provincial Parliament for Don Valley East in 2011. In 2018, Michael defeated Conservative candidate Denzil Minnan Wong, Toronto’s deputy mayor, to win his third election serving his North York constituency. He is one of the seven Liberal MPPs in the Legislature. Michael Coteau was born in Yorkshire, England. His English mother and Grenadian father immigrated their young family to Canada when Michael was a toddler. Michael was the first member of his family to graduate high-school and university. He became president of the Carleton Young Liberals, and graduated with degrees in history and political science. After graduation, Michael worked as an English-as-a-Second-Language teacher, then started a small business in web development and became executive director of a national literacy nonprofit. He ran for school board trustee in 2003, and was re-elected to serve his ward two times. He was elected by his colleagues as vice-chair of the board. Michael and his wife, Lori, have two young daughters.