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 the AMO Host Committee, Arena Board, Armouries Reuse Committee, CAO Performance Review Committee, Clean City Committee, Council Support Services Review Committee, Development Charges Task Force, Environmental Master Plan Implementation Committee, Essex Region Conservation Authority, Heritage Committee, International Relations Committee, Museum Facility Steering Committee, Olde Riverside BIA, Planning & Economic Development Standing Committee, Planning Advisory Committee, Public Health Unit, Roseland Golf Club Board of Directors, Social Development Standing Committee, Solid Waste Authority, Tourism Windsor - Transitional Board, Transit Windsor Board of Directors, War Memorial Committee, WFCU Steering Committee, Windsor BIA Advisory Committee, Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation Board, Windsor Essex County Health Unit, Windsor Essex Environment Committee, Windsor Licensing Commission, and the Windsor Public Library Board.
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, Environment and Climate Change, and Municipal Affairs and Housing. Currently, Percy holds the critic role of OLG and Horse Racing and is the Second Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole House.
Updated: September 2018