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2018 Election

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board

Headquarters: Barrie
Website: smcdsb.on.ca
Voting Regions: 8
Total Trustee Seats Available: 8

Barrie Wards 1-5

Number of Available Seats: 1
  • Placeholder image of Nathaniel BROWN
    Nathaniel BROWN
  • Image of Robert Matthew LECOLLIER
    Robert Matthew LECOLLIER
    About Me:

    My name is Robert Matthew LeCollier and I was born and raised in Barrie attending both Pope John Paul

    II and St. Peter’s. Upon completion of high school, I attended Georgian College for Business

    Administration Accounting where I met my wife, Jenny. We were married in 2009 and bought our house

    in Ward 2 in 2010 where we still reside. Now, I am a father of 2 with my daughter Stella, 6, attending St.

    Monica’s in grade 1 this fall and my son Alexander, 2, attending there in 2020. I am an active member of

    St. Mary’s Parish and the Knights of Columbus 1626.
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  • Image of Paul RASIULIS
    Paul RASIULIS
    About Me:

    Hello, my name is Paul Rasiulis and I am running for Catholic School Trustee in Barrie for Wards 1 to 5. As a father of two daughters who completed their education through the Catholic school system and with the full support of my wife who is a registered nurse, I will be a strong and experienced voice for parents and children in our school system.

    I am a retired teacher with thirty-three years of both elementary and high school experience within the Catholic school system. My last twenty-seven years were with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board. I currently work as a licensed financial consultant in Barrie and am the Central Ontario recruiter for the University of Guelph football program.

    My educational background includes:

    - Masters of Education Degree (University of Toronto)

    - Principle’s Certification (York University)

    - Bachelor of Education (University of Toronto)

    - Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (University of Ottawa)

    My extensive background in education allows me to be well-informed and to have a grass roots appreciation of educational issues. Some key issues that I feel need to be addressed are: a) the support of student’s mental health; b) the need for improvement for students with learning disabilities; and c) the distinctiveness of the Catholic school and community.

    If elected, I intend to be easily accessible to my constituents and to respond to all inquiries in a timely manner. I have always valued hard work, honesty and dedication and feel that these qualities would make me a strong advocate for the community. I am very proud to have been a member of the SMCDSB and would value the opportunity to continue to be involved in the field of Catholic education.
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Barrie Wards 6-10

Number of Available Seats: 1
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    Andrew HALL
  • Image of Maria HARDIE
    Maria HARDIE
    About Me:

    Trustees are elected by taxpayers to listen to the concerns and expectations of their constituents and to ensure their interests are heard at the board table. I have always worked diligently to be that representative voice of the families and staff in my wards.

    I am an advocate for academic excellence, lifelong learning and the personal growth of our students and staff. I have and will continue to encourage the home-school-church tradition, as I believe these three partners must work together to ensure our children are socialized into our Catholic faith.

    Should I be re-elected, I promise to continue to advocate for safeguarding our constitutional right to maintain funding for Catholic schools for future generations. I promise also to continue to actively listen and hear the constituents of my wards and be their authentic representative at the SMCDSB table.
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    Corey James HENDERSON

Ward 2 Orillia, Ramara, Severn, Oro-Medonte

Number of Available Seats: 1
  • Placeholder image of Francis B. SMITH
    Francis B. SMITH
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    Acclaimed

Ward 3 Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny, Tay

Number of Available Seats: 1
  • Placeholder image of Catherine MACDONALD
    Catherine MACDONALD
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    Acclaimed

Ward 4 Huntsville, Muskoka Lakes, Lake of Bays, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Georgian Bay, Parry Sound

Number of Available Seats: 1

Ward 5 New Tecumseth, Essa, Essa-CFB, Adjala-Tosorontio, Adjala-Tosorontio

Number of Available Seats: 1

Ward 6 Bradford West Gwillimbury, Innisfil

Number of Available Seats: 1
  • Placeholder image of Jeanny SALMON
    Jeanny SALMON
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    Acclaimed

Ward 7 Clearview, Collingwood, Sprinwater, Wasaga Beach

Number of Available Seats: 1