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Dan Matten & Minister Kathryn McGarry
Dan Matten & Minister Kathryn McGarry

Dan Matten & Hon. Kathryn McGarry

Dan Matten voted as Provincial Liberal Candidate for Haldimand-Norfolk

Volume 5 – Dec, 2017

Dan Matten, a business owner and farmer from Hagersville, was elected December on 16th, 2017 at the Official Provincial Liberal Nomination meeting as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for Haldimand–Norfolk.

Our riding needs a strong, vocal advocate at Queen’s Park, and someone who works in a collaborative manner here at home to build up our communities,” said Matten. “I want to focus on ensuring a strong local economy, to focus on ensuring high-quality local health care, particularly for seniors, and ensuring we offer excellent education and free tuition to students who need a fair shot at success.”

These five main local needs — economic growth, health care and seniors, students and rural issues — fit in well with the Premier Kathleen Wynne’s plan to ensure a growing economy, create fairness and opportunity. Our plan reduces taxes for small businesses and we are also giving some 1.5 million workers a raise. Our Liberal plan provides for thousands of new long-term care beds. We will deliver free prescription medications for children and youth.


Free tuition is helping 210,000 students access college and university; this is so important to our future, to our children. We need excellent local schools that support our children and inspire them to

realize their dreams,” Matten said.

I will be an MPP who focuses on working together to ensure our riding is attractive for young people, to ensure businesses can thrive, farmers and rural folks have access to broadband internet and natural gas, and seniors can enjoy their retirement.

Vanessa Matten introduced our special guest, the Hon. Kathryn McGarry, Minister for Natural Resources and Forestry who came from her riding (MPP Cambridge) to be part of the nomination meeting.

Patrick Brown, Toby Barrett and the Conservatives would run a 12 Billion deficit and a Budget that is not balanced!

I am running to be a strong, vocal advocate for local needs, for local economic growth, for local seniors and local students,” Matten concluded.

Dan Matten is a small-business owner and farmer in Haldimand County. He has enjoyed a career in business, working in management roles with green energy, shipping, inventory and airline companies, having earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in business management in Germany.

He and his wife, Barb, and their two teen children live near their farm in Hagersville. A musician and member of his church, Matten is also a member of the Hagersville Chamber of Commerce and his local Lions’ Club. 

Patrick Brown, Toby Barrett and the Conservatives would cut over $12 billion from essential services that people depend on like health care and education. Under the leadership of Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Ontario Liberal Party has a plan to deliver opportunity and fairness for everyone.


Vanessa Matten (Provincial Member H-N) nominated Dan Matten (her father) to be the candidate at the nomination meeting.


While Ontario has a balanced budget and growing economy, not everyone is feeling that growth yet. That’s why we are working to deliver a fairer, better Ontario through free tuition for 210,000 students, free prescription drug coverage for children and youth, 100,000 affordable child-care spaces, and a $15-an-hour minimum wage.

My five main local focus point:

Local Economic Growth

Local Healthcare in H-N

Seniors needs in H-N

Students in H-N

Rural Issues in H-N

Dan Matten at Liberal Holiday Party

On Dec. 18th, 2017 Dan Matten went to the Ontario Liberal Holiday Party and met Hon Kathleen O. Wynne, MPP (Don Valley West) Premier Leader, Liberal Party of Ontario

On Monday evening Dec. 18th I went with my wife Barb to Toronto to be part of the Provincial Liberal Holiday Party. The party was held at the Amsterdam Brew-house and I was lucky to be introduced to our Premier Kathleen Wynne by the Hon Kathleen McGarry, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry.

I talked to her for a short moment and then we took some pictures.

In her key-note, the Premier said that she will continue to fight for a fairer Ontario. She compared the upcoming campaign with the two marathons she runs and told us that we need the whole Liberal team to support us and encourage the MPP’s to keep running even in the last 10 k that are the most difficult and exhausting ones.

I also met half a dozen other ministers, many MPP’s and candidates. It was a great honour to be there and be part of the team.

By Dan Matten

Ontario Liberal Candidate for Haldimand-Norfolk

We will continue to fight for a fairer Ontario” Kathleen Wynne said at the Holiday Party.

Dates to Remember:

June 7th, 2018

Provincial Elections

All hands on deck”

Upcoming events:

Common Ground Meeting – January Dated to be announced

Provincial Liberal Annual General Meeting – January Date TBD

I would like to wish everyone Joyful Holidays and a Happy New Year 2018

Thank you for your support and trust. It is a honours to be the Provincial Liberal Candidate for Haldimand-Norfolk.

By Dan Matten

Provincial Liberal Candidate for H-N