David Piccini is the Member of Provincial Parliament for Northumberland - Peterborough South. He currently serves as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities and is a member of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.
David is committed to working with the members of our community to develop and implement a plan for a better Ontario. An Ontario that is Open for Business; that strives for a robust economy while respecting the environment; that is compassionate in nature and seeks prosperity and opportunity for all Ontarians; and finally, can deliver high quality health care and education while respecting fiscal realities.
David grew up in Port Hope where he attended elementary and secondary school. He and his family have strong roots in the community.
David has an honours degree from the University of Ottawa, where he earned a joint degree in Political Science and History. David embarked on a career with the Federal Public Service, first gaining experience as an International Market Analyst at Agriculture Canada promoting Ontario’s agriculture to global markets. He then transitioned to a position as a Policy Advisor at Service Canada. His next step was to the Office of the Minister of International Trade, working with the Hon. Ed Fast, where he contributed to key trade files, including the Canada-Europe Free Trade Agreement.
In 2015 David was invited to join the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada where he has developed a deep understanding of health care issues affecting Ontarians. David’s portfolio included providing strategic advice in regards to a full range of policy, business and operational issues pertaining to the Royal College’s international activities. He oversaw and supported the development and implementation of critical projects around the globe.
While at the Royal College, David helped found the Canadian International Health Education Association (CIHEA), a nationally incorporated non-profit trade association that brings together Universities, Colleges, Academic Health Science Centres and businesses from across Canada involved in health care professions and training and related health system initiatives. David successfully led one of Canada’s largest health care trade missions to the Gulf region in early 2018.
David is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys Ontario’s natural wonders with his dog and loyal friend, Max. He enjoys playing soccer in his spare time and got his first taste for the game playing with Northumberland United.
With his passion for serving Canadians, David has a depth of experience in public policy areas at all levels of government. He has tremendous experience in public service and international affairs with focuses on health care and education.
Northumberland – Peterborough South
David’s riding is Northumberland – Peterborough South.
Northumberland—Peterborough South was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution and was legally defined in the 2013 representation order. It came into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for 19 October 2015. 77% of the riding was formed from Northumberland—Quinte West, 13% from Durham and 10% from Peterborough. The riding is located in Central Ontario along Lake Ontario. It contains the entirety of Northumberland County, southern Peterborough and the eastern half of the municipality of Clarington.
David is the first MPP to be elected in this newly established riding.
According to the Canada 2011 Census; 2013 representation
Ethnic groups: 95.0% White | 2.5% Aboriginal
Languages: 94.0% English | 1.6% French
Religions: 71.3% Christian (20.1% United Church, 19.4% Catholic, 12.8% Anglican, 4.0% Presbyterian, 2.8% Baptist, 1.6% Pentecostal, 1.2% Lutheran, 9.5% Other)
27.6% No religion
Median income (2010): $30,350
Average income (2010): $38,693