Meet Our MPP Dave Smith

Dave Smith is the Ontario PC Member of Provincial Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha.  

A long-time resident of Peterborough, Dave first moved to Peterborough in 1989 to attend Trent University. He fell in love with the community and decided to make it his home.   

Since that time, Dave has dedicated himself to the Peterborough community. Dave has worked with both the Trillium Lakelands District School Board and Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, and has served his community as a past member of the City of Peterborough’s Community Grants and Investment advisory committee, as well as the City of Peterborough’s Museum and Archives advisory committee. He is currently a member of the Kinsmen Club of Peterborough.    

Dave has a Bachelor of Science in Computing Systems from Trent University and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Fredericton.  He joined the staff of Cardinal Software in 2006, where he was the Manager of Product Development .  

Dave’s dedication to Peterborough and the surrounding area is well-known, resulting in him being named the 19th most influential person in Peterborough by Metroland Media in 2013, and as Sports Personality of the Year by the City of Peterborough in 2014.    

Dave is a driving force in the Peterborough hockey community, founding the Under the Lock Tournament and serving as President of the Peterborough Community Church Hockey League, where he led the amalgamation with the Peterborough Minor Hockey Association.   In the fall of 2016 when our special needs community was in jeopardy of having their international event cancelled, Dave stepped up to ensure that the Special Hockey International event would be a success.  More than 1,000 exceptional players and their families benefited from Dave's dedication.

See the lighter side of Dave as he takes on the 60 second challenge.