February 25th, 2021

Tom Rakocevic chosen to be the NDP candidate in Humber River-Black Creek

TORONTO — New Democrats in Humber River-Black Creek have selected incumbent MPP Tom Rakocevic to be their NDP candidate in the 2022 provincial election. Rakocevic holds degrees in Education and Science and spent years in community service working as the Executive Assistant to local City Councillor Anthony Perruzza, before becoming MPP in 2018. Rakocevic currently serves as the Official Opposition critic for Transit, and is Vice-Chair of the Emergency Management Oversight Committee.


NDP Leader Andrea Horwath
“Tom is a hard-working and vocal advocate for his community — fighting for more help to get people through the pandemic, more busses so they’re less crowded, and more investment in bright futures for youth in the community. Government after government has avoided investing in communities in the northwest corner, and those neighbourhoods have been hit disproportionately hard by COVID-19. New Democrats are focused on giving people more hope by continuing to put forward positive proposals, like paid sick days, raises for PSWs, and support for small businesses, which would help families and small businesses in the community, and with Tom as a part of an NDP government starting in 2022, I know Humber River-Black Creek’s days of being left behind will be over.”

Tom Rakocevic, NDP candidate for Humber River-Black Creek
“I’m honoured to accept the NDP nomination for Humber River-Black Creek, and I wouldn’t be here without the support of my community. For too long, our neighbourhoods have been an afterthought, short-changed and under-supported. We don’t have to go back to the Conservative government's cutting and squeezing after the pandemic. With Andrea Horwath’s New Democrats, we can finally have a government that invests in health care and education, works hard to fix long-term care and home care, ends auto insurance gouging and fights for consumer rights, and ensures our community will finally start seeing its fair share.”


  • As a long-time community advocate, Rakocevic has fought for better and more equitable education, safer neighbourhoods, tenant and consumer rights, fair auto insurance, and important local neighbourhood investments like the proposed community hub at Jane and Finch
  • During the pandemic, Rakocevic has helped deliver PPE locally and secure ongoing local pop-up testing and targeted funding to help northwest Toronto neighbourhoods hit hard by COVID-19
  • Rakocevic has also been a strong voice in Ontario’s legislature for paid sick days, safer public transit, and fixing long term care
  • Rakocevic has lived in Humber River-Black Creek his entire life. He resides there with his mother, wife, and young son, and he is eagerly expecting the birth of his second child this summer.