Jeff Burch has been an MPP since 2018, serving as shadow critic for Municipal Affairs. In this role, he has been a strong opponent to the increased use of Ministerial Zoning Orders and collaborating with environmental groups across the province to advocate for the protection of farmland, natural heritage, and ecologically sensitive areas. Jeff introduced a successful motion to bring year-round Go Rail service to Niagara and successfully requested an Auditor General review of Ontario’s land use planning in the Greater Golden Horseshoe which found several sprawl-enabling issues with municipal and provincial planning practices. From 2006 to 2014, Jeff was St.Catharines City Councillor, where he advocated for smart development by redeveloping brownfields as opposed to green space. As a citizen, Jeff helped found A Better Niagara, a citizens group dedicated to bringing transparency to the local government, particularly on matters of the environment.