Lord, today we want to lift up Christine Elliot. We thank You, Lord, for her many years of service. We pray for her as Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. These are critical roles that affect many people in this province and we pray You would help her in every way that she might give good leadership to the ministries she is in charge of. Strengthen her and empower her when she may feel weary. Grant her safety as she travels this province. We ask this in Jesus name, Amen…..
In March 2006, Elliott ran successfully as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the provincial riding of Whitby—Ajax in a by-election, replacing her husband who was elected to the federal Parliament. She was re-elected in 2007 representing Whitby—Oshawa and was re-elected again in 2011 and 2014 and 2018. Elliott was born in Oshawa and grew up in Whitby. She attended the University of Western Ontario. She graduated from Western Law School and received her Bachelor of Laws degree in 1978. She was a founding member and partner of the Whitby law firm Flaherty Dow Elliott & McCarthy, where she practised in real estate, corporate/commercial, and estate law. Elliott is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of her pro bono legal work. She is the co-founder and director of the Abilities Centre (a facility for those with special needs), a director and past chair of Grandview Children’s Centre and a director of the Lakeridge Health Whitby Foundation. She was board president of the Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS) and was recognized when it named one of their group homes in her honour (Elliott House).