January 14th, 2022

Diane Ballantyne chosen to be the NDP candidate in Wellington—Halton Hills

FERGUS— New Democrats in the riding of Wellington—Halton Hills have selected recognized community advocate and Wellington County councillor Diane Ballantyne to be their NDP candidate for the 2022 provincial election.

The nomination was made official during meeting on Thursday evening attended by over 55 people from the riding and across the province.


NDP Leader Andrea Horwath

“Diane is exactly the kind of leader we need representing Wellington—Halton Hills at Queen’s Park. As a teacher for over two decades, she knows how Ford’s cuts have hurt our public schools and what we need to do to give every student a chance at a great future. As a County councillor, she fights for the families in her community every day. With Diane on our NDP team, we will work hard to fix public education, invest in our health and long-term care systems, and make Wellington—Halton Hills an even better place to live, work and raise a family.”

Diane Ballantyne, NDP candidate for Wellington—Halton Hills

“I am excited about this new opportunity to serve the people of Wellington—Halton Hills, and fight to make sure families here have a chance to build their best lives in our community. This pandemic has been a challenge for many – workplaces have closed, children have been forced to learn from home, and the cost of living is rising fast. Families in our riding deserve better and need a government that has the courage and willingness to make investments that focus on everyday people, like fixing long-term care, making housing more affordable and funding schools so that every child has the chance to thrive. With Andrea Horwath and the Ontario NDP team, we can and will make life better by investing in the things that make life easier for families here in Wellington Halton-Hills.”


  • Ballantyne has been a Wellington County councillor since 2018.
  • Ballantyne has held several leadership positions with Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, sat on the Ontario College of Teachers Council and was a high school teacher for over 25 years.
  • Ballantyne is an active and acknowledged community leader. She sits on the board of the United Way of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, on a College of Nurses of Ontario committee and has organized many local initiatives including Renegade Rainbow, the Hate Has No Home Here campaign, the Centre Wellington Community Dinner Project and others.
  • Ballantyne has lived in the riding for 25 years, where she raised her three children.