ALGOMA-MANITOULIN – The Ontario PC Party is proud to announce that Cheryl Fort has been nominated as our candidate for Algoma-Manitoulin ahead of the next provincial election.
Cheryl Fort was first elected in 2016 as town Councillor and was elected as Mayor of the Township of Hornepayne in 2018, becoming the second female Indigenous Mayor to be elected in Ontario. Cheryl is also a Locomotive engineer for the Canadian National Railway and serves as a Northern Zone Director for the Ontario Good Roads Association.
“I am incredibly honoured to join Doug Ford’s team, who is dedicated to building Northern Ontario and working to ensure a northern-lens is encompassed when working in our communities,” said Cheryl Fort. “Having served as Mayor and being active within the community, I understand what issues matter most and I look forward to addressing them by having a seat at the table at Queen’s Park.”
Cheryl is an avid community volunteer having served as a local school board trustee, library board chair, hospital board member, and Legion Youth Education Chair.
“We are thrilled to announce another strong candidate like Cheryl Fort who will represent the people of Algoma-Manitoulin well” said Ken Kennedy President of the Algoma-Manitoulin PC Riding Association.