We pray, Lord, today for Doug Downey and his riding of Barrie–Springwater–Oro-Medonte. Thank You, Lord, for our member as he serves the people in his riding to help meet their needs. I thank You that he gives of his time and his talents to make Ontario a better place to live. I ask You, that You would renew his hope and strength in You. You said, Lord, Your wish for us would be that we would be in health and prosperity just as our soul prospers. Please bless Doug and his family and staff in the precious name of Jesus. Amen…….
Doug was elected in the 2018 general election. He represents the riding of Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte and was named Parliamentary Assistant to Finance Minister Vic Fedeli shortly after the government was sworn in. He was appointed Vice-Chair of the Select Committee on Financial Transparency on October 3, 2018; and Deputy Government Whip on November 5, 2018. He is an experienced real estate lawyer who first obtained his Hons. B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University; M.A. specializing in Judicial Administration from Brock University; a Law Degree from Dalhousie University at Halifax; and then a Master of Laws in Municipal and Development Law through Osgoode Hall Law School. Doug is Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Orillia; Orillia & District Chamber of Commerce; and a region of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. He was Vice President of the Orillia & Area Community Development Corporation at the time of his election in 2018.