Thursday, April 28, 2016

MPP: Sarah Campbell - Kenora-Rainy River

Dear Lord, we pray for our MPP Sarah Campbell as she serves and works for the people of northwestern Ontario in the district of Kenora - Rainy River.  Father we pray for Sarah bless her make it known to her how loved she is. Give her peace today, fill her with wisdom, guide her as she commits herself to serve her constituents in NWO.  She cares about things that the people of NWO care about, good roads and highways, cost of living. Help her make the right choices to protect families, workers in all fields and occupations, and local businesses. We are so grateful and appreciate people like Sarah that work tirelessly to make life in Northern Ontario more affordable.  Father we pray that you would help her, comfort her and bless her make her family aware of your love and care for them as well. We pray these things 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.

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