Ben Smith is a sport broadcaster, small business owner and public servant. A proud lifelong resident of Markham-Stouffville, Ben is ready to fight for his community on Parliament Hill and help get Canada back on track.
Ben spent time as a sport broadcaster and reporter with Rogers Media and Metroland Media. His time in broadcasting included stints covering the IIHF Women’s World Championship and the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. Ben was a credentialed member of the media for the National Hockey League and Toronto Maple Leafs. A believer in public service, Ben stood up for his constituents on our local school board, where he fought for balanced budgets and fiscal responsibility. A champion for disability rights, Ben has worked with the Ontario Ministry of Accessibility to develop standards under law for accessibility in the Province of Ontario. He currently serves as a public appointee on the Ministry of Education’s Advisory Council on Special Education.
After leaving the broadcasting world, Ben founded his own small consulting business based in Markham-Stouffville that provides both local and international clients advice in strategic communications, digital media and public relations. In his spare time, Ben volunteers as a local hockey coach and referee, is an active member of our local Chamber of Commerce, a school speaker for the Learning Disability Association of York Region and gets out to our local restaurants every chance he gets.
Ben believes in good people of all backgrounds stepping up to serve their communities and their country. He’ll fight for lower taxes, fiscal discipline, accountability in government and investments in our incredible community of Markham-Stouffville.
Secure the future, help elect Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives and get Canada’s economy back on track.