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MPP John Vanthof, Timiskaming—Cochrane

Father, today we bring MPP John Vanthof to Your throne and ask for grace for him to carry out his responsibilities as the representative for the people of his riding. Bless John and his wife and their children when John’s duties carry him away from home. Help them to find a good balance between public and private life. And bless those who work in his office and support him behind the scenes. We pray that John’s talents will be used for the benefit of the people of Ontario. Amen…..

John and his wife Ria owned and operated a dairy farm just outside of Earlton from 1984 to 2012. John was first elected to represent Timiskaming—Cochrane in 2011 and re-elected in 2014. The Vanthofs have four children, two in University and two working in the North. John’s public service career started with his election to the Temiskaming Dairy Producer Committee which he served on for over twenty years including several years as Chairman. In 2004, John was elected for a term to the Board of Dairy Farmers of Ontario. John was DFO Director when Thornloe Cheese was threatened with closure and played a key role in its rebirth. John also served on municipal council for twelve years, but he is most widely recognized for his ten-year term as President of the Temiskaming Federation of Agriculture.