Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MPP Hon. Charles Sousa, Mississauga South

Lord we lift up Charles and his willingness to serve the people of Mississauga and the province of Ontario. In his very important role as Minister of Finance we pray for wisdom and a great team around him that the right decisions would be made on how to spend the money that Ontario brings in so that the province of Ontario may be prosperous and blessed. We pray for protection as he travels the province. We pray a special blessing on his family as he is away from them In Jesus name Amen. 

Charles Sousa is the Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for the riding of Mississauga South and Ontario's Minister of Finance. Charles also serves as Vice-Chair of Treasury Board and Management Board of Cabinet.
Charles was first elected in October 2007. Previously, he was the President of Treasury Board, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan & ParaPan American Games, and Minister of Labour. He also served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade and the Minister of Government and Consumer Services.
Charles grew up in south Mississauga where he and his wife Zenny live with their three children.
Before joining government, Charles worked at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Financial Group for more than 20 years in Commercial Banking. Prior to that he owned and operated a financing company serving small businesses.
Charles graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1982 with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration. In 1991, he completed a fellowship at the Institute of Canadian Bankers in Corporate Banking. He then earned an Executive MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 1994.
Charles has introduced and delivered multiple Budgets and Fall Economic Statements. He negotiated the formation of the Canadian Cooperative Securities Regulator and has lead a national discussion on retirement income security.
As Minister of Citizenship & Immigration he introduced ‎an immigration strategy to foster more support of settlement and newcomer representation in Ontario.
As Minister of Labour, Charles led the largest overhaul of Ontario’s occupational health and safety system in 30 years.
Charles also tabled and unanimously passed a private member’s resolution to include financial literacy education in Ontario’s elementary and secondary school curriculum.

Monday, September 18, 2017

MPP Todd Smith, Prince Edward-Hastings

Prince of Peace, God and Father of all.  I come to you today on behalf of Todd Smith, God You are aware of the strength that he needs for each day as he endeavors to give forthright and honest direction as a member of the opposition in parliament.  I pray that he would know Your power and Presence as he deals with situations that may be beyond his experience, and yet make wise and knowledgeable suggestions that would bring Honor and Glory to Your Name. I pray that you would bless he and his family in all that they do.  AMEN! 

Todd was elected to represent Prince Edward - Hastings riding at the Ontario Legislative Assembly in the General Election on October 6th, 2011.  He has served as the Critic for Small Business and Red Tape with the Official Opposition and was pleased to be named a member of the PC Caucus Job Creation Task Force and a very active member of the PC Outreach Team.  Todd has also served as a member of the Standing Committee on General Government.  As of September 30th, 2013, Todd is the Critic for Citizenship and Immigration, as well as the Chair of Outreach.  
Todd is committed to continue providing effective representation for the residents of Prince Edward - Hastings, helping local citizens get the assistance that they need from their provincial government and returning fiscal accountability to Queen's Park.

He moved to Belleville, Ontario from Riverview, New Brunswick in the early 1990's and has called the Quinte area his home ever since.  He now lives in the Oak Hills with his wife Tawnya, a local high school teacher, and his two daughters Payton and Reagan.  
Todd continues to be a strong supporter of the community and charitable events. Prior to his election victory, Todd was an institution in the morning radio at Quinte Broadcasting stations for more than 16 years, where he held the News Director position for CJBQ, Mix 97 and Rock 107.

Friday, September 15, 2017

MPP Jagmeet Singh, Bramalea-Gore-Malton

Father in heaven we pray for Member Jagmeet Singh. We  pray  that as he serves as deputy leader and has all the added responsibilities, pressures and challenges that you Lord would give him all that he needs to serve in the Ontario government today.   Father we ask that you would help him, bless him as he works hard for his party and deals with all the issues that face his constituents in his riding.  Give him the wisdom and knowledge that he needs to serve  the hard working citizens. Father we pray that you would help him make decisions and choices for the people of Ontario.   Father we pray for health and strength for him, his team and staff, we especially pray for his family, bless and keep them safe, may they all know and feel Your presence.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen

MPP Jagmeet Singh was elected in the riding of Bramalea-Gore-Malton in the 2011 provincial election. Prior to joining public office, he was a defence lawyer practising in the region of Peel. He has always been a strong voice for vulnerable people and vocal on a number of human rights issues.
As an MPP, Jagmeet has championed the demand for a province-wide reduction of auto insurance rates and pushed for greater awareness of the precarious employment created by temporary job agencies.
Jagmeet holds a B.Sc. in biology from the University of Western Ontario and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School. He is fluent in English, French, and Punjabi.