Gracious God, we bring Lou Rinaldi MPP for Northumberland – Quinte West to you today, praying that you would reveal yourself to him in amazing ways. May he experience your love and kindness in his personal life as well as in his role as MPP. Thank you Father for Mr Rinaldi’s steadfast service to his constituents. May he continue to be approachable, with a willingness to listen to the views and ideas of the people in his riding. We pray for your blessings on him and his family. Amen.
Lou has been involved in politics since 1992 as a councilor, deputy reeve and reeve in the former Brighton Township, Mayor of the Municipality of Brighton and Member of Provincial Parliament
Lou has served as the MPP for Northumberland-Quinte West from 2003 to 2011 and was re-elected in 2014. Lou currently serves as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and has previously served as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Public Infrastructure Renewal, and the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Lou was a co-founder and President of the Brighton & District Chamber of Commerce, chair of the Brighton/Trenton Hospital Advisory Committee, member of the Brighton Rotary Club and past chair of the Quinte Economic Development Commission. Lou was a tireless volunteer with minor hockey, a fundraiser for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Almost Home, United Way, Keystone Community Group, and Northumberland Services for Women. Lou and the Brighton Speedway have raised tens of thousands of dollars at the annual Northumberland Hospice Challenge.
Born in Italy in 1947, Lou and his family immigrated to Canada in 1960. After graduating high school, Lou obtained is Automotive Technology Diploma from George Brown College.
Lou has been a devoted husband to Diane for 43 years, proud parent of four children and grandparent of nine. For 33 years they have lived in Brighton where they have owned and operated the Brighton Speedway.