Statement on Passing of Jim Tovey

January 16, 2018


On behalf of the Government of Ontario, I offer my condolences to Jim Tovey’s wife Lee and family, on his untimely passing.  I was honoured to know Jim both personally and professionally.

He was a friend.

Jim’s positive impact on our community and the province cannot be overstated. Despite seemingly insurmountable odds, Jim worked tirelessly to eliminate the Lakeview coal plant from our community, improving the air quality locally and across the province. Jim also envisioned replacing the plant with a mixed-use community and conservation area. Jim made us all dream bigger and work harder to transform industrial lands and revitalize our precious waterfront into a destination where people can work, play and raise a family.

Jim Tovey is the inspiration for Inspiration Lakeview, which will be his legacy for generations to come.

 - MPP Charles Sousa