This May, the Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) Party will elect a new leader. There are currently 4 MPPs and one MP vying for the top job. So far OREA has profiled Vic Fedeli, MPP for North Bay and Patrick Brown, federal MP for Barrie. This week we profile leadership candidate Christine Elliott, MPP for Whitby-Oshawa.
Christine Elliott entered politics when she won the March 2006 by-election for the riding of Whitby-Ajax, and was re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2014 for the riding of Whitby-Oshawa. Since entering provincial politics, Ms. Elliott has served in various critic portfolios including Women’s Issues, Attorney General, Health and Long-Term Care, and Citizenship and Immigration. She currently serves as PC critic for Health and Long-Term Care.
Before her career in politics, Ms. Elliott had a successful legal career as a founding member and partner of Flaherty Dow Elliott and McCarthy where she practiced real estate, corporate and estate law.
Ms. Elliott is a strong community advocate. In 2005, she received Whitby’s Peter Perry Award, an annual recognition of Whitby’s outstanding citizen. She was also named a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow for her pro bono legal work. Ms. Elliot is a dedicated advocate for the rights of people with special needs.
OREA wishes Ms. Elliott the best of luck in her leadership bid. To learn more about her campaign please visit: www.christineelliott.ca.