Almighty God and Father of all, we come to you on behalf of Cheri DiNovo the representative for the Parkdale and High Park riding. We ask that you would bring courage and strength to her as she represents her riding, and as she speaks into the issues of the lives of so many today. Bless her home, her family and her work we pray. Amen
First elected into the Ontario Legislature in a by-election in 2006, she was re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2014. She is currently the NDP critic to LGBTQ Issues, GTA Issues and Urban Transportation.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Lord we pray for Joe Dickson today. As the GTA grows, give him foresight and wisdom on how to steward human life in Ajax and Pickering. Show him the ways that Ontario needs to go to be able to prosper into the future, including his role with the Ring of Fire. Thank you Lord for his long life and we pray heath going forward for many more years.
In 2014, Joe Dickson was re-elected for a third term as the MPP of Ajax-Pickering and appointed Ontario’s Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Northern Development & Mines (Including the Ring of Fire). The Premier added the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Foresty in 2016.
For over 44 years, Dickson has devoted himself to serving his community. He began in local politics as a 2 term Catholic School Board Trustee in 1969 and 1970. His public service also includes 7 terms as an Ajax Councillor, and 1 term as Regional Councillor and also Deputy-Mayor of Ajax. Along the way, Joe has chaired or initiated over 41 non-profit community groups and boards.
Joe was born the oldest of 10 children to Mary and Lou Dickson shortly before the family moved to Ajax. He has lived in Ajax his entire life with his wife of 51 years, Donna. They are proud to have two grown children, Jim (Elaine) and Joanna (David) and 5 grandchildren.