Christine Elliott Says PCs must Show Heart
THUNDER BAY – Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Christine Elliott is on a Northern Ontario swing today. Elliott is seeking the leadership of the party at the convention that will take place next May.
Speaking in the NetNewsLedger Newsroom, Elliott expressed how the party needs to engage with the grassroots, respecting the policy process with the membership.
Looking Northward, Elliott says that the Ring of Fire needs more action from the Ontario Government.
About Christine Elliott
Christine Elliott entered politics when she won the March 2006 by-election for the riding of Whitby-Ajax, and was re-elected in 2007 for the riding of Whitby-Oshawa. Christine is currently Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition and Critic for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Mental Health Reform.
Prior to entering politics, Christine was a founding member and partner of Flaherty Dow Elliott & McCarthy, with offices in Whitby, Toronto and Ottawa, where she practised real estate, corporate and estate law. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, she was called to the Ontario Bar in 1980.
Active in her community, Christine is widely known for her commitment to the rights of people with special needs, a role she relishes and for which she has won numerous awards. In 2005, she received Whitby’s Peter Perry Award, an annual recognition of Whitby’s outstanding citizen. Prior to that she became a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, their highest award, in recognition of her pro bono legal work.
Christine is the co-founder and Director of the Abilities Centre, a multi-purpose sports, recreation and performing arts facility for people with special needs, which opened in June 2012. She is also a Past Director and Chair of Grandview Children’s Centre and a Past Director of the Lakeridge Health Whitby Foundation. She has served as a Director and Board President of Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS) and was recognized when it named one of their group homes in her honour (Elliott House). She is a Director of Legacy Private Trust and has been a Director of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Christine lives in Whitby with her sons John, Galen and Quinn.