Friday, November 17, 2017

MPP Cheri DiNovo, Parkdale-High Park

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

MPP Joe Dickson, Ajax - Pickering

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.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MPP Vic Dhillon, Brampton West

May you be blessed in all your endeavors for your community and your country. May your sons and daughter be blessed and protected. May you have favour and health and success in all you do in this coming season.

Vic was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003.  Vic has lived in Brampton for most of his life. He and his wife, Shaminder, are raising their children here. They have two sons, Robin and Sajjan, and a daughter named Taj.
Vic Dhillon was re-elected in the riding of Brampton West in October 2011. He was first elected in 2003. Dhillon has served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation, the Minister of Government Services and the Minister Responsible for Seniors. He has also served on the Health, Education and Social Policy Committee. Prior to his election, he was executive assistant to Colleen Beaumier, MP for Brampton West-Mississauga. He also helped establish a family-owned business in Mississauga.
Dhillon has lived in Brampton for most of his life. He holds a Business Administration degree from Lakehead University and is a Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development Fellow. He and his wife, Shaminder, have two sons, Robin and Sajjan, and a daughter, Taj.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers, Ottawa-Vanier

Today we lift up before you Nathalie Des Rosiers, MPP Ottawa-Vanier She has chosen to serve in the Ontario government and bring her expertise, talents and knowledge to her position. We pray that she would be a strongvoice for women, strengthen families and help bring peace that we may live peaceful and quiet lives.  Help her Lord, give her wisdom and understanding in everything she does and puts her hand to. Open her heart to You Lord that she may know You and acknowledge You and You will direct her path and come to the knowledge of truth.  We cover her in prayer, bless her today with health and strength, protect and care for her family and her staff. We ask and pray these things In the precious name of Jesus.  Amen

Nathalie Des Rosiers is a well known constitutional law expert. She served as the General Counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, (CCLA) a national organization that acts as a watchdog for the protection of human rights and civil liberties in Canada, from 2009 to 2013. In that capacity, she has appeared in front of Parliament and various legislative bodies to defend the rule of law and constitutional protections. The CCLA is also an intervener in front of all levels of courts in Canada.
Prior to her appointment to the CCLA,  Des Rosiers was Interim Vice-President - Governance for the University of Ottawa (2008-2009), Dean of the Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa (2004-2008), President of the Law Commission of Canada (2000-2004).  She has been in private practice in Montreal and London, Ont. and was professor of law at Western Law School for many years. She was a member of the Environmental Appeal Board of Ontario, of the Pay Equity Board of Ontario, a Commissioner of the Ontario Law Reform Commission and a Board member of the Law Commission of Ontario. She also served as the President of the Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities, President of the Council of Law Deans, President of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers and of the Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario.
She has received many honours, including the Order of Canada in 2013, the Order of Ontario in 2012, an Honourary Doctorate from the UCL (Université catholique de Louvain) in Belgium in 2012, an Honourary Doctorate from the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Medal from the Law Society of Upper Canada, the NUPGE Award, the APEX Partnership Award and was named one of Canada's 25 most influential lawyers in both 2011 and 2012.