Wednesday, December 7, 2016

MPP: Lisa MacLeod - Nepean-Carleton

We pray today for our Member of Provincial Parliament Lisa MacLeod for Nepean-Carleton. Father in Heaven we lift up before your throne Lisa MacLeod, as she serves as M.P.P  in Nepean-Carleton. Give her everything she needs as she serves the people in Ontario. We thank you Lord that she sacrifices so much working in this position. We ask Lord that You would bless her today with health and strength. I pray that she would trust you Lord and feel your presence. In the precious Name of Jesus, Amen.

Lisa MacLeod was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in a byelection in 2006. She has continued to represent the Nepean-Carleton riding after the 2007, 2011, 2014 provincial elections. 

Ms. MacLeod is presently the Ontario PC Energy Critic and Francophone Affairs Critic. She serves as Vice Chair of the Legislative Assembly Committee, the Vice Chair of the Quebec-Ontario Parliamentary Friendship Committee and as Ontario’s member on the Canadian Parliamentary Women’s Association. She previously served as Official Opposition Education Critic, Revenue and Accountability Critic, Government and Consumer Affairs Committee and Critic for Children and Youth. Ms. MacLeod was also Vice Chair of the Government Agencies Committee and a member of the Public Accounts Committee.

As an MPP, Ms. MacLeod has championed community safety measures such as child protection legislation and a law clamping down on grow ups. She has been a vocal supporter of Ontario’s Harness Horse Racing industry and a critic of the green energy act. 

Ms. MacLeod authored a cookbook, “I’d Rather Be Baking Cookies: A Collection of Recipes from Lisa MacLeod and Friends”, has enjoyed coaching her daughter in sports and is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, which awarded her the rare Friendship Medal for her work on behalf of veterans.

Before being elected to the Ontario Legislature, Ms. MacLeod served as an advisor to Nepean-Carleton politicians at all three levels of government, spent time as a political commentator on local tv and radio and worked in a management program with Sobeys Inc. She is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University, holding a B.A. Honours in Political Science. Ms. MacLeod has studied at the Masters level in Intelligence Studies at American Military University.

Lisa MacLeod lives in Nepean with her husband Joseph Varner and their daughter Victoria.

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