Friday, January 30, 2015

Sarah Campbell - MPP for Kenora-Rainy River (January 30th, 2015)

Thank you Father that  Sarah is again able to serve the Kenora—Rainy River area. We also thank you for her roles as a critic in Women’s Issues and Aboriginal Affairs. We pray that you would give her a heart of compassion towards these groups of people as well as those Liberal Party members taking leadership in these areas. We pray that she would be able to provide insight in areas that others may not have considered, and do this in a way that is effective so that what she says can be taken to consideration. In Jesus name, Amen.


Sarah Campbell represents the electoral district of Kenora-Rainy River as a member of the Ontario New Democratic Party caucus; her critic role is Aboriginal Affairs.

A local leader born in Atikokan to a family of forest industry workers, Sarah Campbell is well known for her advocacy on energy issues, the fight against increased hydro prices, increased access to healthcare, and her recent work to improve winter road maintenance throughout Northwestern Ontario. In 2013, she introduced the Energy Consumer Protection Amendment Act, aiming to ban fixed-rate energy contracts that exploit residential consumers, and protect families from unfair and expensive electricity contracts.  This year, Sarah Campbell introduced a motion to establish a select committee of Ontario Legislature to review winter highway maintenance contracts and improve highway safety in advance of the 2015 winter season.
Educated at Lakehead University, she spent the summers of her youth working at the Thunder Bay Crown Attorney’s Office, the Ear Falls Sawmill, and the Lac Seul Onaway Lodge. Until she was elected in 2011, she represented Oxdrift on the Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) and on the District of Kenora Unincorporated Ratepayers Association (DoKURA). She is also the past Chair of Hoshizaki House.
She has a proven track record of fighting to make life more affordable in the north. As Constituency Assistant and Outreach Coordinator for former NDP leader Howard Hampton, Sarah organized local residents against the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) and rising hydro prices.
She currently lives in Oxdrift with her family.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hon. James J Bradley - MPP for St. Catherines (January 29th, 2015)

Almighty and eternal God, You know the longings of the hearts of men. In Your goodness, you have watched over the Hon. James Bradley, MPP -St. Catharines for 37 years in his numerous roles during 11 Parliaments. I pray that you will continue to bless him in his current role in the present Parliament as Deputy Government House Leader, Minister without Portfolio and Chair of Cabinet. May his faithful service to Ontarians contribute to their continued freedom, security, and peace. O God, I pray you will continue to personally bless him and his family as he serves the people. 



Jim Bradley was first elected to represent St. Catharines in the Ontario legislature in 1977, and has had the honour of holding several cabinet positions. He is currently the Chair of Cabinet and Deputy Government House Leader.

During his previous stint as Minister of the Environment, he was an innovative leader in cleaning up pollution, and bringing the Blue Box recycling to millions of homes. As Minister of Transportation, Jim brought in legislation to toughen penalties against drunk driving, and he expanded public transit across Ontario.

Before his election to the legislature, Jim was a teacher with the Lincoln County Board of Education and has served as a member of the St. Catharines City Council.

As MPP for St. Catharines, Jim has been instrumental in securing infrastructure projects that are creating thousands of local jobs and transforming our local health, education and transportation systems. Jim has worked to get for St. Catharines the new state-of-the-art hospital and Walker Family Cancer Centre, six-laning the QEW, widening the 406, bringing GO trains and buses to Niagara, the Downtown Performing Arts Centre and the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, and the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex at Brock University.

Jim Bradley has a strong record of working on behalf of constituents, whether voicing their concerns at Queens Park, or delivering important infrastructure investments that are creating jobs in our community and helping our local economy turn the corner. Jim has established a reputation of delivering results for St. Catharines.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Gilles Bisson - MPP for Timmins-James Bay (January 28th, 2015)

Father, we come before You with thanksgiving for the men and women that serve us in the Parliament of the Province of Ontario. We lift up MPP: Gilles Bisson to You and ask You to pour out Your blessings on him and his family. Be with him Lord, as he serves on government committees and in his constituency of Timmins-James Bay. 

Open his eyes to new possibilities as he travels and talks to the people of our province. Renew his strength and vision for the work You have called him to do. Protect him Lord as he travels either by airplane or car the large Riding that he represents.  We begin to pray for wisdom, courage, integrity, strength, blessing and righteousness to be poured on him that he may help to give good leadership to our province.   We ask this in Jesus' name, Amen.


Gilles Bisson was first elected in 1990, and subsequently re-elected in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007 & 2011.

Since he was first elected in 1990, Gilles has championed many causes and developed a reputation for being a tireless working MPP. He was instrumental in exposing the water crisis in First Nation communities like Kashechewan, and has fought to save forestry and mining jobs in the north.

 Gilles and his staff are known as tireless advocates for the constituents of Timmins - James Bay. Be it helping constituents with navigating an issue through WSIB or ODSP, or securing a funding application for a community group or a municipality. Gilles and his staff are known as going the extra mile on their behalf.

Gilles happily married to Murielle Bisson, is a proud father of two grown daughters Julie Bisson/Gardner and Natalie Bisson/Wakeford and grandfather to Nathaniel, Victoria and Elissa.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lorenzo Berarddinetti - MPP for Scarborough Southwest (January 27th, 2015)

Heavenly Father we thank you that you place leaders at just the right time in the right place. We lift up Lorenzo Beraddinetti MPP for the riding of Scarborough Southwest. May he enjoy your guidance, safety, wisdom as he represents the people. Give him strength and courage. May the riding he represents know the blessing of the Lord during this next term. In Jesus Name, Amen
For over 23 years, Lorenzo Berardinetti has served his community as an elected representative, standing up for the issues that matter most to working families in Scarborough Southwest. Born in Toronto, Lorenzo moved to Scarborough at the age of four. He attended Ionview Public School and Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute.

Lorenzo went on to attend the University of Toronto and the University of Windsor Law School and in 1988 was called to the Ontario Bar. Lorenzo’s call to public service came in his youth, demonstrated through his volunteerism and active participation in various community organizations throughout his student years.

After graduating from Law School, Lorenzo successfully ran for elected office in 1988 as City Councillor for the former Scarborough City Council and was re-elected in 1991 and 1994. In 1997, when the Mike Harris Conservative government forced the City of Scarborough to amalgamate into the City of Toronto, Lorenzo was elected to the new City of Toronto Council and was re-elected in 2000. Lorenzo made his mark at Toronto City Hall as Chair of the Administration Committee. He was responsible for stewarding the amalgamation of all seven municipalities into one. Lorenzo worked with a team of committed Councillors, dedicated to making the megacity work efficiently and effectively.

Having experienced first-hand the cuts and downloading of the Harris government, Lorenzo sought and won the nomination as the Ontario Liberal Candidate for the Riding of Scarborough Southwest. He ran in the 2003 Provincial Election and defeated the incumbent Conservative MPP in October 2003. Lorenzo was re-elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2007 and 2011. Lorenzo has held various positions in the Ontario Government, including serving as Deputy Government Whip from 2003 until 2007. He also served as a Member of the Standing Committee on Government Agencies and the Cabinet Committee on Legislation and Regulation. In 2004, he introduced a Private Member’s Bill to outlaw “gender-based pricing,” which prohibited retailers from charging women more for goods and services compared to men. In December 2006, Lorenzo became Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice Policy. On January 2010, Lorenzo was appointed as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour. As the Parliamentary Assistant, Lorenzo worked with the Minister of Labour to improve employment workplace standards, facilitate labour relations, and achieve safe, fair and equitable workplaces. On November 2011, Lorenzo was appointed as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General. On February 2013, Lorenzo was appointed Chair of the Standing Committee on Government Agencies and Member of the Standing Committee on Social Policy. Currently he continues to serve on the Standing Committee on Government Agencies in addition to being a Member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. 

On June 2014, Lorenzo was re-appointed as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General and he's currently a member of the Standing Committee on Justice Policy and Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills.

Lorenzo, 52, resides in Scarborough Southwest with his wife Michelle, who serves as Toronto City Councillor for Ward 35, Scarborough Southwest.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Toby Barrett - MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk (January 26th, 2015)

Lord, surround Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk today and in the coming days with Your wisdom and guidance. May his thoughts and plans be established by You. Give him the ability to discern what is of real value. May he be filled with compassion and be aware of the needs of the people in his constituency and how to meet them. Bless his family members and may love and faithfulness never leave them. May they win favor and a good name with all people. Amen

First elected to the Ontario Legislature in June 1995, Toby was re-elected in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011. Toby captured 61 per cent of the vote in both the 2007 and 2011 provincial elections.

Over the years, Toby has chaired a number of legislative committees and served in portfolios focussing on agriculture, environment, natural resources and social services. Currently, Toby is the Official Opposition Critic to the Minister of Consumer Services. For seven years Toby was a member of the Finance Committee and is presently a member of the Public Accounts Committee. Barrett was the first Conservative to be elected Caucus Chair after the 2007 election.

Toby has a Masters of Science degree from the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) and a degree in Economics from the University of Guelph.
A former teacher of high school Agriculture and Environmental Science, Toby is a partner in his family farm near Port Dover, and for 20 years worked for the Ontario Addiction Research Foundation.
In 1993, Toby was awarded the Canada 125 medal for outstanding community service.

Toby is a life-long resident of Haldimand-Norfolk. He and his wife Cari live on the family farm and have three children – Shawn, Brett and Brittany.  Before starting his career, Toby traveled in over 50 countries and has an abiding interest in antique cars, trucks and tractors.