Meet Todd Smith

For over 30 years, Todd Smith has been a trusted voice in the Quinte region. Born and raised in Riverview, New Brunswick, he has lived in the Belleville area since the early 1990s.

A graduate of Loyalist College, he embarked on a nearly 20-year broadcast journalism career serving as the news director at Quinte Broadcasting. In 2011, Smith was nominated to run as the Ontario PC candidate in the Prince Edward-Hastings riding where he unseated a well-tenured Liberal cabinet minister.

While in opposition, Smith served as the PC critic on several files, including Energy.

In June 2018, Minister Smith was elected in the new Bay of Quinte riding as part of a PC majority government. Since then he’s been fortunate to hold several important portfolios for Premier Doug Ford including Economic Development, Government and Consumer Services, and Energy. On June 6, he was named Minister of Education.

Amid all of his commitments, Smith’s family remains his most important priority. He enjoys spending time with his wife Tawnya, a local high school vice-principal, and his daughters Payton and Reagan.