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MPP Michael Coteau, Don Valley East

Lord, today we pray for Micheal and his many years of service to the people of Don Valley East and the people of Ontario. We pray you would give him a fresh vision for service and help him to connect with his people. We pray you would help him to work well with the other MPP’s and with good ideas, so that the people of Ontario will be benefited. We ask this all in Jesus name, 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 six 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.