Peter Fonseca, an Olympian who proudly represented his country as Canada’s top marathon runner, is running as the LPC candidate for the riding of Mississauga East—Cooksville in the 2015 federal election. Peter is no stranger to public service, sitting in the Ontario Legislature as a Member of Provincial Parliament between 2003 and 2011.
Under the Ontario Liberals, Peter served as Cabinet Minister, taking on the Labour and Tourism & Recreation portfolios. Peter was narrowly defeated in the 2011 federal election when he ran in the riding under the Liberal banner, but he is determined to turn the riding Liberal red in 2015.
Peter has lived, worked and raised his family in the riding for 15 years with his wife, Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca, and their two children. Peter sits on the Boards of the Carassauga Festival and the Luso Canadian Charitable Society. He is also a contributor to the Portuguese Charities Foundation, Mississauga Food Bank, Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre, and the Mississauga Ukrainian Church.