Hi, I'm Cody Groat

I grew up in Mt. Elgin, Foldens and Ingersoll, where I currently live. I am a Professor of History and Indigenous Studies at Western University and a band member of Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve. I currently sit on the joint board of directors for the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital and Alexandra Hospital in Ingersoll. I also serve on the board of directors for several national and international heritage organizations, as well as the Museum of Archaeology in London, and Stevenson Children's Camp in Dorchester. I am running in this Federal election to bring a grassroots voice from Oxford to Parliament. I believe that my lived experience partnered with my professional and community work are the best fit to represent Oxford's needs, concerns, and strengths in Ottawa. By electing me as your next Member of Parliament, I will focus on issues that matter to Oxford such as sustainability in manufacturing and agriculture, affordability, housing, and access to mental health services.

A New Chapter For Oxford

Our campaign is focused on local priorities while also considering the importance of national issues. Cody is committed to reflecting diverse and progressive ideas within Oxford, such as:

- Renewable and energy efficient vehicle manufacturing
- Protect Oxford's agribusinesses from the impacts of climate change
- Support pharmacare and dental care programs
- Address financial and social security for seniors
- Collaborate for greater investments in health and long term care

The Party Priorities

People are getting squeezed as everything from housing to medication gets more expensive. We’ll put a stop to skyrocketing prices and make sure young people can build a good life. Learn More

Even before the pandemic, a secure future was out of reach for too many Canadians. New Democrats will deliver the results we all want: greater equality and a path to the clean jobs future that we need. Learn More

Liberal and Conservative governments have failed to meaningfully tackle this crisis. New Democrats have a plan to tackle the climate emergency and create good jobs. Learn More

New Democrats are committed to strengthening public health care – and expanding it to make sure everyone is covered for the care they need to get and stay healthier longer. Learn More

New Democrats are committed to undertaking the important work of reconciliation in good faith, and in true and equal partnership with Indigenous communities. Learn More

Our vision is one where communities can afford to build the infrastructure they need to thrive, from roads and bridges to community centres, long-term care, child care centres and everything in between. Learn More

New Democrats are committed to a future where racism, discrimination, homophobia, and transphobia have no place, where we fight for reproductive justice and an end to gender-based violence, and where government treats people with the respect and dignity we all deserve. Learn More

Cody in the community

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Get involved

We will be out knocking on doors every single day in the lead up to this election, and we would love your help.

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Cody and our team are standing up for people. A donation helps us put up more signs, and reach more voters with the issues they care about. 

Take a sign

We’re fighting for a government that puts everyday Canadians first. Be a part of the movement for better by requesting a lawn sign for Cody Groat.

Become a volunteer

Do you share our values of racial, Indigenous, environmental, worker and economic justice? Are you ready to join a movement of volunteers eager to contribute to Cody Groat and the NDP’s success?

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