Our Father in Heaven today we pause to think about our M.P.P. John Fraser in Ottawa. Father we pray for this member and we ask that you would continue to lead and guide him in all his ways. Lord we pray that he would trust in You, look to You for wisdom and understanding. Bless our member today give him what he needs to serve this position well. Surround our member with wise council and give divine wisdom. Bless his wife Linda and their children, keep them in good health and protect them we pray. In Jesus Precious Name, we ask these requests.
John understands the challenges that businesses face, having spent 18 years managing small and medium sized local businesses before entering public service. For the last 14 years, John has served alongside Dalton McGuinty in Ottawa South, working to bring community-based solutions to the issues of importance to the people that live and work here. Among these are the expansion of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre, the redevelopment of St. Patrick’s Home, programming for children’s mental health and youth addiction and the expansion of our community centres and programs.
Deeply committed to the community he has called home for over 50 years, John has been an active volunteer in a number of local organizations and initiatives. He spearheaded the Our Children, Our Hospital campaign to save the Cardiac Care Unit at CHEO and organized a fundraiser which raised $20,000 for the Heron Road Emergency Food Bank. For a number of years, he served as a palliative care volunteer at the General Campus of the Ottawa Hospital and as a coach to the Canterbury Mustangs Football Team.
John is married to his high school sweetheart, Linda, also a lifelong resident of Ottawa South and they have three grown children, Kïrsten, John Jr. and James.