Lorne Coe

MPP, Whitby-Oshawa

Education Critic

Critic for Post-Secondary Education

Lorne and his family have been residents of Whitby for more than thirty years.

Over his career, he has held senior positions in both the private sector and the Ontario civil service. For the previous thirteen years he has been elected and served on both Whitby Town Council and the Durham Regional Council. He has served on a number of important regional, town and provincial committees and boards, including as Chair of the Health and Social Services Committee and Co-Chair of Durham’s Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council.

Lorne has also served as a volunteer with a number of community organizations including the Whitby General Hospital, Whitby Chamber of Commerce, Whitby Sports Hall of Fame and The Whitby Sunrise Rotary Club.

Lorne was elected as MPP for the riding of Whitby-Oshawa on February 11th, 2016. He brings a long history of elected representation to the Legislature and has pledged to work tirelessly to ensure that the voices of his constituents are heard at Queen’s Park. He is passionate about health care issues, senior care, deficit and debt reduction, and proper and appropriate funding for higher education.

Lorne has been named, by Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown, as Critic of Training, Colleges and Universities, serves on the Legislative Committee on Social Policy and is the PC Party Liason to the Latin American and Spanish speaking cultural communities in the GTA.

“When I took on the role as Critic for Education and Training, Colleges and Universities, it was because I recognized the fundamental role they play in shaping Ontario’s future success.” said Leader Patrick Brown. “Working with MPP Coe on the by-election campaign I saw first-hand his passion for education issues. He fervently believes that the choices we make in how we educate our young adults is what will return Ontario as Canada’s economic engine, and he will devote himself entirely to this portfolio.”

Lorne and his wife are the proud parents of two children and grandparents of two young girls.