Friday, October 20, 2017

MPP Toby Barrett, Halimand-Norfolk



Father God thank you for Toby Barrett and his service to the people of Haldimand-Norfolk. Cause him to come to know you in a supernatural way so that he may be used by you to execute righteousness and truth. I ask that you visit him with divine wisdom, discernment and insight into your plans for Haldimand-Norfolk. Protect him and his family and cause them to come into relationship with you that they may live a peaceful life.  In Jesus name I pray for peace and blessing on Toby. Amen


Toby Barrett was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in June 1995 after winning the PC nomination. He has won subsequent elections in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2014.
Toby is a life-long resident of Haldimand-Norfolk. He and wife Cari have three children and live on the family farm. Prior to being elected, Toby was a farmer, high school teacher and worked in addiction counselling.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

MPP Hon Chris Ballard, Newmarket - Aurora



Father, thank you for Chris Ballard.   He is a man who seeks solutions for the complexities of real life issues.   Repeatedly, you have shown him how to break through relational gridlock with creative ideas. Continue to sharpen this ability to see beyond surface issues, into the deeper driving forces that shape the people around him.   Use him as an agent of your hope.  May all who interact with him, glimpse the brighter future that you also long for them to experience.


Chris began his journalism career as a reporter with the Newmarket Era and Aurora Banner and The Orillia Packet and Times, and went on to write for daily media, including Canadian Press and The Toronto Star.
He then moved on to work in Communications with the Scarborough Board of Education.
Chris took his skills and abilities and put them to work for Consumers with both the Consumers' Association of Canada and the Consumers Council of Canada where he was a strong advocate for consumer issues in this country.
Chris has had the opportunity to mentor young people as a professor at Centennial College, and working on behalf of seniors with the Ontario Long Term Care Association.
As a volunteer, Chris stood with teachers during the turbulent times in the 1990s, where he worked to build ties among parents, teachers and school administrators by helping to establish a very successful Parents Council at his children's public school.
As an elected Councillor for Aurora, Chris has championed issues such as revitalizing the downtown core, transparency in decision-making, fiscal responsibility, the environment and the importance of local cultural development.
Chris has co-owned and run a business for the past 25 years.
Chris Ballard was born and raised in King City. He and his wife Audrey have raised their three children in Aurora.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

MPP Yvan Baker, Etobicoke Centre



Father, I thank you for Yvan Baker.  I thank you for his position in our government, for Your Word says that every ruling authority that exists has been established by You.  So Father, I thank you for establishing Yvan Baker, I thank you for establishing him in his calling and purpose in our government.
Father I pray that he will walk in righteousness and desire to walk according to Your law.  I pray that You will surround him with godly counsel.  That he will have a heart for the marginalized and impoverished community.  That he will become a man that seeks to please You.  For your Words says that to the person who pleases You will be given wisdom, knowledge and happiness.  So Father, I pray that you will bless him with wisdom, knowledge and happiness.  I pray that he will desire godly wisdom and that You will give him what he needs to represent his constituents.  Protect him Lord from all attempts of the enemy to distract him from what he knows is righteous.  May no weapon or thought formed against him prosper and let every tongue that accuses him in judgment be condemned.  Give him the desires of Your heart Father.  Give him visions and dreams Father of what you want to accomplish in and through him.  Bless him in his coming and his going Father.  Guard him in all his ways.  Fill him with Your love, peace and joy.  Strengthen him oh Lord.  In Jesus name Amen. 


Yvan Baker was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2014 as the MPP for Etobicoke Centre. He currently serves as Parliamentary Assistant to Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance. Previously, Yvan served as Parliamentary Assistant to Deb Matthews, President of the Treasury Board from 2014-2016.
In addition to his role at the Ministry of Finance, Yvan also holds several other legislative responsibilities including Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Digital Government; Commissioner, Board of Internal Economy; and a Member of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.
Yvan’s background is as a business advisor, teacher and community leader.  Yvan most recently operated his own business, working as a management consultant to help Canadian companies grow and solve their strategic challenges.  Until being elected, Yvan also taught Master of Business Administration students at York University.
In recognition of his service to the community Yvan was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Yvan holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Yvan was raised in Etobicoke where he has lived for over 25 years. He is a proud native and resident of Etobicoke Centre.