MPP Hon. Kevin Daniel Flynn, Oakville
Lord we pray for Kevin Flynn. "... where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom/liberty." We pray today that Kevin senses Your spirit and, in You, have the ability to live, think, and govern in Your righteous freedom. We press blessing on his life and the city of Oakville today in Jesus name.
Kevin Flynn was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003 as MPP for Oakville. He was re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2014, making him the longest serving MPP in the Oakville riding.
Flynn is the Minister of Labour and a member of Treasury Board. He has served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Ministers of Infrastructure; Transportation; Training, Colleges and Universities; Education; Environment; Energy; Democratic Renewal; and Labour. He was also Chair of the Standing Committee on Mental Health and Addictions.
Prior to his election in 2003, Flynn owned a successful Oakville-based business, while serving as an Oakville town and Halton Regional councilor for over 18 years and winning six consecutive elections. He has always been active in the community as a president of the Halton Children’s Aid Society, a mentor in the Big Brothers program and a coach of minor sports.
Flynn and his wife Janice have lived in Oakville for more than 30 years and have one son, Nigel.
MPP Catherine Fife, Kitchener-Waterloo
Lord we thank you for Catherine’s life. Bless her for all she does so well and especially the passion she has for bringing justice into the lives of the poor. We thank you for the clarity with which she sees issues and give her wisdom as she applies this to her every day encounters. Bless her family and give her joy and relaxation this season.
Before her election to Queen's Park in 2012, she spent a decade working on behalf of the families of Kitchener-Waterloo to improve quality and access to education. In her roles as Trustee, Chair of the Waterloo Region District School Board, Vice President of the Canadian School Boards' Association, and President of the Ontario Public School Boards' Association, she served more than 60,000 staff and students and successfully balanced a budget of $675 million.
Catherine and her husband, Dale, make their home in Kitchener-Waterloo, where they live with their two children, Aidan and Claire.
MPP Victor Fedeli, Nipissing
Father God thank you for Vic Fedeli and his life. Thank you for his heart to serve in public office. Lord grant him wisdom, understanding and your divine strategy as he serves in this capacity. Lord look on Vic with favour and anoint him with your Spirit to carry out his duties each day. Father help him to hear You and be obedient to what You require of him. Protect him and his family and lead them to a relationship with you so that they can expand your Kingdom and give you glory. Lord surprise Vic in his service. Thank you for the blessing that Vic is in public office and for all those who come across his path. In Jesus name I pray for peace and blessing on Vic. Amen.
Victor Anthony Fedeli was born in North Bay on August 8, 1956. He is married to Patty (Kelly), another North Bay native. His mother Lena still lives in North Bay. His brother Peter, wife Elizabeth, and baby Maggie also make North Bay their home. His sister Teresa and her family live in Montreal.
After 5 years at Scollard Hall, Vic attended Conestoga College in Kitchener (and later Nipissing University), worked at an advertising agency in London, and moved home in 1978 to open his own wildly-successful company, Fedeli Advertising. Fedeli Corporation Fedeli Advertising reached its pinnacle of success when it was announced that it was ranked 34th in the 50 Best Places to Work in Canada. Vic Fedeli was recognized as one of Canada's Most Successful Entrepreneurs.
MPP Hon. Brad Duguid, Scarborough Centre
God I want to thank you for Hon. Brad Duguid today. I want to thank you that he has spent so much of his life bettering the lives of other people by serving in various forms of government. I want to thank you that he has been given the opportunity to work on our province’s economic growth strategy by giving oversight to it. May he and his team have the wisdom, courage, and support to lead our province financially in the nation and bring prosperity to our region. May you give him guidance on how to lead with integrity, honour, and innovation. Be with his wife Crystal and two boys. Guard the family so that they may not feel neglected but rather partner in the heart to bring positive change to us all.
Brad Duguid currently serves as Minister of Economic Development and Growth. As Minister, his focus is on creating jobs, promoting Ontario as a smart place to invest, building a culture of entrepreneurship and growing a strong, innovative economy that is inclusive to people of all abilities.
Prior to this post, he served in a number of cabinet roles, including Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, Minister of Economic Development and Innovation, Minster of Energy and Infrastructure, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, and Minister of Labour. These portfolios span the economic and social spectrum, instilling a cross-government approach to public policy and government priorities.
Some of Minister Duguid’s key achievements include ushering in the Attracting Investment and Creating Jobs Act, 2012, which established the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund and made permanent the Eastern Ontario Development Fund; launching Ontario’s very first Long-Term Energy Plan, which built on Ontario’s commitment to clean energy; and launching PLAY, program for aboriginal youth using participation in sports and activities to teach life-skills.
His involvement in politics began more than 25 years ago while working at Queen’s Park and on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. He also served municipally, as a city councillor in Scarborough and Toronto for nine years. Brad Duguid lives in Scarborough with his wife, Crystal, and two sons, Kennedy and Jordan.
MPP Han Dong, Trinity-Spadina
Dear Lord, thank you for Han and his desire to serve the people of Ontario. We ask that you give him renewed energy and dedication in his responsibilities and passions. Help Han to understand the needs that are unmet in his community and bless him and his family with joy. Amen.
Han Dong has lived in Trinity-Spadina for over 13 years and has been an active member of this community.
Arriving in Toronto at age thirteen with his family from mainland China, Han’s parents instilled in him the importance of being active members of their new community in Toronto, as well as a firm belief that a commitment to family and hard work would be the guiding principles he would need to accomplish his dreams and aspirations. Han carried these principles forward while excelling academically at Jarvis Collegiate and studying Economics and Political Science at the University of Toronto.
In his eight years working at Queen’s Park he has established himself as a trusted and experienced community organizer. He has heard and helped countless numbers of Ontarians to navigate complex issues in their dealings with the government.
In the community, Han served as a key advisor to the Canada Shanghai Business Association, and volunteered with the Philippine Independence Day Council, the Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival and numerous local Trinity-Spadina seniors’ resources centres.
Before his involvement in government, Han was a Marketing Director for Chianti Foods, responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of Chianti’s marketing strategies, communications, and public relations activities. After improving the company’s overall structure Han oversaw the development and implementation of the company’s overseas functions.
Han and Sophie are raising their children in Trinity-Spadina, where they attend local public schools.