Lorne Coe and his family have called Whitby their home for over thirty years. Over his career, he has held senior positions in both the private sector and the Ontario Government, where he worked as a Senior Manager, Communications at the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Finance and Seniors Affairs. Prior to his election as MPP in 2016 and again in 2018, Lorne served on the Whitby Town Council and at Durham Regional Council. Currently, Lorne serves as the Deputy Government Whip and as a Member of the Standing Committee on General Government.
Whitby is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, newly created for the 2018 provincial election. It currently has a population of 135,000, with over 95,000 of its residents, born in Ontario. Over 130,000 people in Whitby have Canadian citizenship. The Riding of Whitby is rich in arts and culture, with vibrant downtown centres, a mix of historical and contemporary architecture, and a solid and expanding commercial base. The Town of Whitby, in the heart of the Riding, is only 48 km east of Toronto and has convenient access to both Canadian and American cities.