Meet Mike Harris

Mike Harris is the PC Candidate for Kitchener-Conestoga, currently seeking re-election.

Over his first term in office, Mike was a strong advocate for the Region of Waterloo. His focus has been on advancing the region’s top priorities, including healthcare and long-term care investment and rural broadband expansion. In the legislature, Mike was vocal in his support for making life more affordable for families, securing funding for community infrastructure, and investing in wrap-around service shelters and Nurse Practitioner-led clinics.

As a father of five, Mike has also championed child safety initiatives, introducing the Safer School Buses Act to see Ontario adopt the North American Standard for a safer amber-red warning light system for school buses. 

Mike also tabled legislation that led to the launch of Ontario’s Digital Dealership Registration program, reducing red tape for car dealers and streamlining the vehicle purchasing process for buyers across Ontario. 

Mike has served on several Standing Committees and was also the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. He focused on sustainable economic development and expanding hunting and fishing opportunities across the province. 

Currently, Mike is the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister for Legislative Affairs.

His third Private Member’s Bill passed with all-party support, granting municipal and First Nation police services eligibility for the Queen’s Commission.

Mike fully supports the province’s plan to build Ontario’s economy while expanding affordability for the residents of Waterloo Region. This includes moving forward on Highway 7 and 401 expansions, reducing costs and keeping them down by lowering the price of gasoline, and providing additional tax relief for workers. 

Politics and public service have been an integral part of Mike’s life. Before entering politics, Mike was an entrepreneur and relationship builder like his father and grandfathers before him. As the eldest son of the former Premier of Ontario, he learned the importance of service to the community from a young age.

Mike and his family reside in Southwest Kitchener where he enjoys honing his skills in the kitchen and exploring Ontario’s parks, lakes and rivers.