Tuesday, January 23, 2018

MPP Ted McMeekin, Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale

Dear Heavenly Father, we give you all the honour, glory and praise for everything you have done through Mr. Ted McMeekin’s life. We thank Mr. McMeekin for his commitment to serving and leading in his community. We pray that he will continue to be an exemplary steward of his time, gifts and talents as it pertains to his service in the community; and that he continues to be an example of hard-work and dedication to future generations. We pray for protection, strength and guidance in his day-to-day affairs; and wisdom when facing difficult decisions. In Jesus’ name. Amen

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.
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.
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.
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 lives in Waterdown, Ontario with his wife Dr. Barbara McMeekin a family physician. They have three adult daughters.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Hon Eleanor McMahon, Burlington

We speak God’s rich blessing on Hon. Eleanor McMahon. Thank you for her service to the people of her riding and to the province of Ontario. Give her amazing ideas Lord, and strategies that will help Ontario grow and prosper. Father, help Eleanor walk in a place of peace and give her wonderful moments of joy today.  Bring those around her who will be Your hand extended to her today, in Jesus Name.
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 Chr├ętien. 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.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Hon Kathryn McGarry, Cambridge

Jesus thank you for Hon. Kathryn McGarry and her commitment to serving our province as Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. Please be near her and watch over her as she works in her riding. Give her wisdom and energy in all decisions she makes and challenges she may face.  Bless her family with renewed health and vitality we pray, Amen.

With over 30 years of experience as a Nurse and Care Coordinator,  Kathryn McGarry is an effective and passionate advocate for high-quality health care in Cambridge. Kathryn has been active in cultural heritage, crime prevention, municipal planning, the environment, and social services initiatives. She has lived in Cambridge and North Dumfries since 1988 with her husband, and four children.