Kathryn McGarry was first elected by the people of Cambridge in 2014. As a nurse and care coordinator for over 30 years, she brings to the role compassion and a relentless determination to get results for those she serves.
Kathryn currently serves as Minister of Transportation, where she has overseen historic investments in Ontario’s transportation network and brought in new rules to strengthen road safety. Prior to that, Kathryn was Minister of Natural Resources on Forestry.
As the MPP of a diverse riding, Kathryn has been a tireless advocate for high-quality health care and sustainable community growth. Recognized by her peers as a strong community leader, Kathryn has helped to secure funding for the new expansion the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, delivered more transit funding for Cambridge with the Highway 401 widening and new GO Buses, and partnered with local businesses like Toyota, Desch, Unilock, Bendall, Frito Lay to bring new jobs to the community.
Kathryn is recognized by her peers as a strong community leader and involved resident. She is a founding member of the Hospice of Waterloo Region and a past president of Heritage Cambridge. She also served on the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, the Community Leaders' Task Force on Municipal Restructuring, on the Heritage Master Plan Steering Committee and on the Grand River Valley Coalition.
She received the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in 2009, and a Bernice Adams Memorial Award in 2011 for her community service.
Kathryn has lived in Cambridge and North Dumfries since 1988 with her husband and four children.