MPP Norm Miller, Parry Sound-Muskoka
Our Heavenly Father, we come to you on behalf of Norm Miller the representative for Parry Sound –Muskoka, and ask that You would grant strength and peace as he functions as the Critic, Northern Development and Mines and the Deputy Opposition Whip. May you cause that in his personal life, as well as his life as a politician the keen awareness of Your love and Mercy in his life. Bless his family I pray and cause them to know that they too have a significant role as a part of the family in representing the people of their constituency. May their days be blessed by Your presence Father. AMEN!
Norm Miller was first elected to represent the riding of Parry Sound-Muskoka in a by-election on March 22, 2001, and re-elected in general elections in October 2003, October 2007, October 2011 and June 2014. Norm has served as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Commissioner of the Red Tape Secretariat, member of the Estimates Committee, and sat on the Cabinet Committee for Economic and Resource Policy.
While in opposition Norm has been the PC Critic for a variety of portfolios including Natural Resources, Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Mines, Research and Innovation, and Finance. He also served as Chief Opposition Whip for 6 years, sat on the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs and sat on the PC Job Creation Task Force.
Most recently, he was appointed as the PC Critic for Aboriginal Affairs and re-appointed the Critic for Northern Development and Mines including Ring of Fire Issues.
For 25 years, together with his wife, Christine and their four children, owned and operated a lodge on Lake Muskoka. Norm is also past President of Muskoka Tourism, past Director and Treasurer of Resorts Ontario and is a strong advocate for economic growth and tourism in the Parry Sound-Muskoka area.
MPP Peter Milczyn, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
Lord We pray for Peter as a very sincere, hardworking member of the government. We pray for grace and integrity in his service. We bless him and his family to be who You desire them to be and keep them in peace and keep them in good health to continue to serve You and their country.
Peter Milczyn was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2014 as the MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore.
Milczyn currently serves as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure, and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister responsible for Francophone Affairs. He also serves as the Chair of Toronto and Francophone Caucuses and as the Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.
Milczyn was born in Etobicoke, grew up in Mimico and attended Etobicoke Collegiate Institute. He went on to graduate from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture in 1989, and soon founded PZM Design. His interest in urban planning led him into politics. He was first elected in 1994, as a Councillor in the former City of Etobicoke. Following the Amalgamation of the City of Toronto, he was consistently re-elected to represent Ward 5 (Etobicoke-Lakeshore) on Toronto City Council, from 2000-2014—making for an incredible 17-year career in municipal politics.
Milczyn has been a staunch advocate for his community. He has been a vocal champion for the expansion of public transit, planning reform and the provision of affordable housing for families in Etobicoke-Lakeshore and across Ontario.
His experience and knowledge in the area of responsible city building, fiscally responsible, efficient government, and urban planning led to the introduction of MPP Milczyn’s Private Member’s Bill 39. The Bill aims to restore local decision making and provide municipalities with the tools to generate more affordable housing in partnership with the province.
Milczyn is fluent in Polish, Italian and French and has deep roots in Etobicoke-Lakeshore. He is proud to be raising his daughter, Ariana, in Etobicoke with his wife, Rose.
MPP Monte McNaughton, Lambton-Kent-Middlesex
Lord we thank you for Monty and the sacrifice he has made to serve the people and act in the best interest of others. We bless his family and may they have wonderful times of refreshment and joy together. May the Lord bless you for your faithful service and give you the place and position He desires for you. We pray all your gifts be activated and used greatly in these coming days.
Monte McNaughton grew up in Newbury and learned the value of hard work and community service by working in his family business. By the time he was twenty, Monte was elected as Newbury Councillor and was re-elected two more times.
He graduated from Westervelt Business College and successfully completed executive programs at the Richard Ivey School of Business and in 2009-10 he served as President of the Strathroy and District Chamber of Commerce.
On October 6, 2011 Monte was elected MPP for the riding of Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, and subsequently re-elected on June 12, 2014. Monte currently serves as Official Opposition Critic for the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade. Monte is also a member of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.
Monte is married to Kate, they have a daughter (Annie) and live in Mt. Brydges. Monte is passionate about his riding and wants to bring jobs, honesty, and good government to the people living in Lambton-Kent Middlesex.
MPP Ted McMeekin, Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale
Lord we bless Ted and thank you for his convictions. We declare he is a fighter and a warrior and a strong defender of justice and of people’s concerns. We bless that and we pray You will help him to release the burdens of office and the stress that they can bring. We pray you will grant him times of rest, refreshment and enjoyment with his family. Bless his service and give him great wisdom and strength for the days ahead.
A committed community volunteer, Ted worked as the Director of two International Work camps and as an overseas volunteer. He provided leadership to his local Mental Health Assoc., the Circle of Friends, Operation Lifeline, the Five Oaks Christian Workers Centre and as youth group leader, baseball and soccer coach. Ted has also served as President of the Hamilton-Burlington YMCA and the Hamilton-Wentworth Lung Association.
A graduate of Mohawk College, McMaster and Wilfrid Laurier Universities, Ted has received Lifetime Achievement awards from both McMaster and WLU and the first Friend of Mohawk College award. He has also received the Friend of Youth Award from Waterdown District High School.
Ted is a recipient of both the Queen's Gold and Silver Jubilee medals for community service. Mr. McMeekin served two terms as a Hamilton City Councillor and two terms as Mayor of the Town of Flamborough before being elected an MPP in 2000. He was reelected as MPP in 2003, 2007, 2011 & 2014.
Ted brings experience as Executive Director of the Burlington Social Planning Council, Chairman of Part-Time Studies at Mohawk College, Mission and Stewardship Officer with the United Church of Canada, owner/operator of the original CHAPTERS Bookstore and Part-time Assistant Professor at WLU to his work as an MPP.
Mr. McMeekin has served as Minister of Government Services, Minister of Consumer Services and Minister of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs. In February, 2013 he was appointed by Premier Wynne as her Minister of Community and Social Services. Mr. McMeekin was appointed the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing in June 2014. In June of 2016, Mr. McMeekin was appointed Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier.
In 2013 Mr. McMeekin received the Doctors Colloquium 'Political Award of Merit' from the Ontario Association of Professional Social Workers for 'a lifetime of humanitarian service and political advocacy on behalf of Ontario's vulnerable'.
Ted has a special interest in issues related to poverty, social justice, environmental vigilance, advancing post-secondary education, children and adults with special needs and social housing. Ted lives in Waterdown, Ontario with his wife Dr. Barbara McMeekin a family physician. They have three adult daughters.
MPP Hon Eleanor McMahon, Burlington
We pray God’s blessing on you and your relationships. We bless your outgoing spirit and pray you will be a blessing to those around you. You care for others and are a good listener and we pray that God will use you as you carry the concerns of others into your daily life and work. We pray for your strong voice to be heard and that you can remain true to your inner convictions. May the Lord grant you success in all you do to encourage others in their role. May God bless you in your governmental work and may He grant you fulfillment and joy in the days ahead. Amen.
Eleanor McMahon was elected to the Ontario legislature in 2014 as MPP for Burlington. After serving as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, she was appointed as the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport on June 13, 2016.
Eleanor has worked in senior roles in business, government and the not-for-profit sector and is the founder of the Share the Road Cycling Coalition. She spent the early part of her career on Parliament Hill where she held a number of positions, including Press Secretary to the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien. Her experience also includes time with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Petro-Canada, the United Way Ottawa, the Ontario Medical Association, and as a member of the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women.
The tragic death of Eleanor’s husband, OPP Sergeant Greg Stobbart – killed while cycling by a driver with five convictions for driving under suspension – led her life in an entirely new direction. In response to this unthinkable loss, Eleanor began a campaign to improve road safety in Ontario. In 2008, she launched the Share the Road Cycling Coalition, a provincial cycling policy and advocacy organization that brought together cycling groups from across Ontario to work with municipalities to make their communities more bicycle-friendly.
Eleanor also lobbied for enhanced penalties for suspended drivers in Ontario. As a result of her advocacy, Greg’s Law was passed on April 22, 2009 and became law in September 2010, making our communities safer by reducing the number of suspended drivers and repeat offenders on Ontario’s roads.