August 3rd, 2021

Education leader Harvey Bischof to run with the NDP in 2022

BRANTFORD — Former president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, high school teacher and well-known champion of public education, Harvey Bischof will be the Ontario NDP’s candidate in Brantford—Brant.

The NDP is committed to open and democratic nominations. The deadlines for nominations have passed in Brantford—Brant and Bischof will be formally nominated on Aug. 16.


NDP Leader Andrea Horwath
“I’m thrilled that Harvey is joining our team to fight for the province our kids, and all Ontarians, deserve. He’s a caring, knowledgeable and experienced advocate for public education, good jobs, and the services people count on — and I know he’ll make a big difference for the people of Brantford—Brant. We absolutely can have one of the best education systems in the world. Our kids can have smaller class sizes, and more support from caring adults. We can better support their mental health and well-being. And we can give every child more opportunities to find their greatest strengths and joys. Harvey is definitely a part of our mission to put Education on the front-burner.”

Harvey Bischof, NDP candidate for Brantford—Brant
“I am so proud, and so ready, to join Andrea Horwath’s incredible team. I can’t imagine how much more Doug Ford would take away from students and families if he gets another chance. But Steven Del Duca isn’t the answer. He had 15 years in government, and in that time, the Liberals ballooned class sizes, racked up $15.8 billion in backlogged school repairs, and closed 600 schools. People in this great province deserve a government that prioritizes education, health care and the things everyday people count on. A premier that listens to families, and gives young people hope. I believe it’s time for Andrea Horwath and the NDP to form a government in Ontario — finally, a government with a plan that puts people first.”


  • Harvey Bischof is a high school English teacher, who served as president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) from 2017 to 2021
  • He earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Trent University, and a Masters of Arts and Bachelor of Education degree from Queen’s University.
  • Harvey is a strong fighter for public education, and inclusive, full-service schools that offer accessible supports for all students.