Statement from MPP Michael Coteau on the passing of David Caplan, former Minister of Health and MPP for Don Valley East

  • Community Update

I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of David Caplan.

I am grateful for his years of friendship and for his public service to the people of our riding and the province. 

A lot of people knew David as our local school trustee, MPP for Don Valley East or as a cabinet minister in the government of former Premier Dalton McGuinty, where he served as Minister of Health and Minister of Infrastructure. 

I knew him as a hard-working, caring man who had deep ties to our community. He knew people by name, spent a long time at the door trying to solve people’s problems, and was always a hard worker for the community we served.

My thoughts are with the Caplan family at this difficult time, particularly with his two children. 

May his memory be a blessing.