- Elected MPP in 2011
- Former Director of Training for Labourers’ International Union of North America, with a track record of fighting for workplace safety and fair wages
- Strong voice for rural Ontarians who has fought for occupational health and safety reform and advocated for a national agricultural policy designed to protect family farms from the pressures of globalization
- Fluent in both English and French
Taras Natyshak is a passionate community leader and public servant. Born and raised in Essex County, he has made extensive contributions to the region as a volunteer, healthcare champion, and labour advocate.
Growing up in a politically active family, Taras quickly learned that working Ontarians need strong representation, and that rural Ontario needs a clear voice. Elected to the Legislature in 2011, he has fought for occupational health and safety reform and advocated for a national agricultural policy designed to protect family farms from the pressures of globalization.
He has also served on the boards of the Windsor Workers’ Action and Sexual Assault Crisis centres, and volunteered with the United Way and the Canadian Paraplegic Association. He has served as the NDP’s critic for labour, infrastructure, community safety and corrections, and co-chaired the Legislature’s Estimates Committee.
You can count on Taras Natyshak, an experienced advocate for his community, to get results for the people of Essex.
Taras pursued political science and labour studies at the University of Windsor. He and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for 10 years and make their home in Belle River with their two children.
Address: Room 316 Talbot St. North Essex, ON N8M 2E1