Aileen Carroll won't seek a second term
Barrie MPP Aileen Carroll has announced she will not be seeking a second term in the upcoming fall provincial election.
"It has been a great privilege to serve the people of Barrie at Queen's Park and engage the numerous issues that impact their lives and the well-being of our community," said Carroll, in a release.
During her term of office, there has been an unprecedented infusion of provincial funding to Barrie - over half a billion dollars - more than half of which has been invested in health care, including the construction of the RVH expansion and Cancer Care Centre.
"It was a highlight of my term to see the passing of the Barrie Innisfil Boundary Adjustment Act which laid out the expansion of the city's southern boundary to accommodate current and future growth. I will continue to be active on the growth file and work on behalf of Barrie as the proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan moves forward to become law. Likewise, be assured of my continued commitment and determination to represent the people of Barrie over the next eight months.
Aileen Carroll began her political career in 1995 as a City of Barrie Alderman. She successfully ran as the Liberal candidate in the 1997 federal election and was re-elected in 2000 and again in 2004. In 2007, she successfully ran as the Liberal candidate in the provincial election. It is a rarity to serve at all three levels of government.