Meet Percy Hatfield
Leadership that delivers for you
A popular retired CBC television reporter and former host of 'Percy’s Political Panel', Percy now serves his constituents as a passionate advocate while reflecting his own progressive views.
Percy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Windsor. He and his wife of 42 years, Gale Simko-Hatfield, a Trustee of the Greater Essex County District School Board, have two adult children, Lacey and Andrew, and 6 beautiful grandchildren; Paisley, Arwen, Fletcher, Wyatt, Katana & Clarity.
A former two-term City Councillor, Percy also served on the national board of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and was elected three times to the board of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. In 2011, Percy served as an AMO Chair of the Large Urban Caucus. He has served on numerous City of Windsor and Agency committees including Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation, Transit Windsor, Windsor Public Library, Essex Regional Conservation Authority and the Public Health Unit.
At the CBC, Percy was a Union Shop Steward for over 20 years and a member of the national bargaining team. He also held several national and international positions with the Canadian Media Guild, the Newspaper Guild and the Communications Workers of America. He served ten years as CMG Vice-President for Central Canada, three terms as an At-Large VP with TNG/CWA and two terms as TNG/CWA’s Vice President for Eastern Canada.
Percy has a long history of community service and local fund-raising including the Optimist Club, Easter Seals, United Way and Hospice. His most recent volunteer commitment is with the “Do Good Divas” a group founded by Gale which has donated more than $500,000 to local health care causes. Percy is also a proud 30 year member of the Riverside Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion having served several terms on the executive.
Percy is the Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Windsor-Tecumseh. His previous critic roles include Infrastructure, and Environment and Climate Change. Currently, Percy holds the critic role of Municipal Affairs and Housing.