Official Opposition Whip
MLA District 23 Tyne Valley – Sherbrooke
Trish Altass is a community-based researcher whose work has involved exploring lived experiences and collaborating with government departments, community organizations and vulnerable populations. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to work that supports the development of a more equitable society where everyone can live healthy, well and strong within their communities and families.
Trish has been a strong advocate for policy development based on the social determinants of health and the need for a basic income guarantee to eliminate poverty. She was also a founding member of the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute at the University of Guelph, focused on building community-university partnerships, community engagement and social innovation.
In addition to her research and community work, she has been a union leader, serving as women’s council chair and local president of the teaching assistant and sessional faculty union at the University of Guelph, CUPE 3913.
Trish was elected to represent District 23, Tyne Valley-Sherbrooke on April 23, 2019, and is currently the opposition critic for Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture. She is also the Official Opposition Whip.
Trish was born in Eastern PEI, and after many years living away, she relocated to Summerside where she lives with her partner and son.
- Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture
- Education and Economic Growth
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2022 Statement by MLA Trish Altass on Planned Increases to Minimum Wage Earlier today, the Employment Standards Board issued, with the approval of Cabinet, its minimum wage order. This minimum wage order includes an increase to...
Creating a healthier economy Trish Altass, MLA Tyne Valley-Sherbrooke Official Opposition Critic for Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture View proposed legislation: Paid Sick Leave - Consultation Draft #2 - August 2022 Below is the original draft...