Arthur was elected to represent Beaches-East York in 2014. For the past four years he has brought energy and passion for public service to Queens Park, quickly making his impact felt. As a father, entrepreneur and a small business owner, Arthur knows first hand the challenges and opportunities that face many Ontarians trying to make their way in our great province.
For the past 30 years Arthur has dedicated himself to improving his community. Arthur started his career as a labour relations consultant, a subject which he taught at Seneca College. In 1989, he co-founded his first business – Wood Waste Solutions Inc. – a firm that continues to specialize in wood waste management, recycling wood into usable end products.
Arthur knows the community. Whether he is meeting friends on the Danforth or advocating for local investment, his experience has delivered greater fairness and opportunity for our community. Arthur has a proven track record of turning progressive ideas into reality. In his first term, Arthur has helped protect servers’ tips to improve their incomes, and put an end to the unfair expiry of reward points. He helped facilitate a $50 million donation to Michael Garron General Hospital. He championed a $26-million provincial investment in the East York Mondelez factory and played a key role in improving childcare in our province. Arthur also played a key role in stopping the delivery of hate speech at our doors. No matter the challenge, Arthur is focused on making life better for you.
Since 2014, Arthur has demonstrated his ability to deliver results for our community and for the people of Ontario. As the Parliamentary Assistant for Environment and Climate Change Arthur has worked with the private sector to reduce our carbon footprint by delivering our Climate Change Action Plan and creating more opportunities for Ontario’s growing green technology industry. Arthur was also named Parliamentary Assistant for Transportation, advocating for new modes of transportation, reducing the use of fossil fuels and expanding the availability and use of public transit.
He is a proud father of two daughters – Robin and Dara – and lives in the Upper Beach with his partner Lisa Martin and her three children. A fly-fishing enthusiast, Arthur also enjoys sailing, plays hockey, and tennis at Kew Gardens Tennis Club.