Thursday, February 12, 2015

Bob Delaney - MPP for Mississauga-Streetsville (February 12, 2015)

Heavenly Father you have blessed our province in so many ways. The riding of Mississauga-Streetsville has been blessed with businesses, families, growth and with it great need. So we bring to you Bob Delaney who will be representing this great riding for the next four years. Grant him wisdom, guidance and strength. Protect him and his family. As he prepares for the new session to begin give him creative vision for what can make this riding shine bright. Bless and honor his service in Jesus Name, Amen.

Bob Delaney speaking in the Ontario LegislatureBIOGRAPHY

Bob Delaney is serving in his fourth term representing the western Mississauga neighbourhoods of Lisgar, Meadowvale and Streetsville. Bob lives in the Churchill Meadows neighbourhood of Mississauga. He has been a resident of Mississauga for 29 years. Bob was born and raised in Montreal, and has also lived and worked in Metro Toronto and in Vancouver.

Bob received his Bachelor’s Degree in physics from Concordia University in Montreal. He earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. He has also received his accreditation from the Canadian Public Relations Society.

Bob’s many personal accomplishments in western Mississauga include: getting the Lisgar GO Train station built; and securing funding and building approval for the expansion of the Credit Valley hospital. Construction of the Phase II project was completed ahead of schedule, and within budget in 2011.

At the Legislature, Bob serves as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, and is the Chief Government Whip. He was the Chair of Ontario’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, which is responsible for consideration of the Ontario Budget.

In the private sector prior to his election, Bob worked in corporate communications, consulting and marketing roles. Bob became an accomplished web developer in the 1990s, and keeps his hand in the art of coding with this web site. He is a co-author of the book High Value IT Consulting, published by Osborne McGraw Hill. As a consultant, he wrote and delivered the Professional Account Development program, aimed at teaching managerial, professional and technical people the skills needed for business development in knowledge-based businesses.

Bob taught in the School of Business Studies in the Faculty of Continuing Education at Ryerson University in Toronto. He continues his personal interest in education, especially science and math education, as an MPP with his visits to local elementary and high schools.

Bob Delaney has long taken a close personal interest in working with communities of new Canadians. At the Legislature, he contributed to the development of the Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act that has, since 2006, helped newcomers to Canada convert their experience and qualifications to their Canadian equivalents.

In his spare time, Bob is an accomplished photographer, writer and web site developer. Bob still plays hockey, is a lifelong goaltender, and in his 55th year of play. Bob plays for the Ontario Legislature’s team, the Legiskaters, and frequently accepts invitations to play hockey with local teams and other groups.