Councillor Michael Harris

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Michael is a tireless advocate for the people of Waterloo Region and looks forward to continuing his service as a Regional Councillor (Kitchener).  After almost 7 years as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener Conestoga Michael brings a wealth of experience and leadership at the provincial level.

As MPP, Michael worked persistently with local officials to improve regional emergency dispatching; called for the Highway 7 expansion between Kitchener and Guelph; held government to account for two-way, all-day GO train commitments; fought for fair and open tendering on local public infrastructure projects; championed roundabout safety for pedestrians and motorists. Michael was recently awarded by the Canadian Organization of Rare Disorders Rarity award (2018) for his efforts in the fight for better treatment and support for those impacted by Rare Diseases in Ontario. The Illegal Pill Press Act, banning the illegal use of pill presses was one of Michael’s latest initiatives to help fight Ontario’s opioid overdose epidemic.

Michael served in a series of roles in the Official Opposition, including PC Transportation, Environment and Research and Innovation Critic.

Michael is a proud graduate of Conestoga College and The University of Guelph and has completed the Leadership Waterloo Region program. In October 2017 he graduated from the University of Guelph with a Masters in Leadership from the school of Business & Economics.

Michael currently resides in Kitchener’s Doon South with his wife Sarah, children; Brayden, Murphy, Lincoln, Rosy and their dog Eliot.

Michael has been appointed by Regional Council to the following Committees, Boards, Project Teams, Working Groups and Studies: 

Standing Committees

  • Administration and Finance (Chair)
  • Audit (Chair)
  • Budget (Chair)
  • Community and Health Services
  • Planning and Works

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