Peterborough-Kawartha NDP announces Jen Deck as nomination candidate for provincial election

Nomination meeting will be held April 28 to confirm local teacher and ETFO local union president as candidate

Jen Deck. (Supplied photo)
Jen Deck. (Supplied photo)

The Peterborough-Kawartha riding association of the Ontario NDP has announced Jen Deck as its approved nomination candidate for the 2022 provincial election.

Deck is a teacher and the Occasional Teacher President of the Kawartha Pine Ridge Teachers’ Local of the Elementary Teachers Federation Ontario (ETFO).

“Jen is committed to campaigning on a bold and progressive agenda that responds to the climate crisis, income inequality, and increased investments in our public services,” reads an email to members of the riding association.

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The Peterborough-Kawartha riding association will hold a nomination meeting to elect the provincial candidate on Zoom at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 28th.

Everyone is welcome to attend, but only Ontario NDP members in good standing in Peterborough-Kawartha can vote at the meeting. To RSVP, visit

If Deck is confirmed as the NDP candidate for Peterborough-Kawartha, she will be challenging incumbent Dave Smith of the Conservatives, Greg Dempsey of the Liberals, Robert Gibson of the Greens, Tom Marazzo of the Ontario Party, and Dylan Smith of the None Of The Above Party.


This story has been updated with the name of the local candidate for the Green Party of Ontario.