Creator God, You are a good God and You delight in hearing from Your creation. I thank You, Lord, for the love that You pour out on MPP Marie-France Lalonde. I thank You for her heart, that is so giving and always ready and willing to serve in the areas she is knowledgable in and passionate about. My God, I pray that You would help Marie-France continue to find joy and strength as she serves the people of Ontario. May she continue to dream big for a better day for her constituents and beyond. Amen…….
Marie-France Lalonde was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2014 as the MPP for Orléans. She was re-elected on June 7, 2018. Lalonde served as Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and as Minister of Francophone Affairs. She serves on the Standing Committees on Government Agencies and Social Policy, as well as the Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment. With a degree in social work from the University of Quebec in Hull, she put her leadership and skills to work in a career that began at the Children’s Aid Society, followed by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Hospital. Lalonde has lived in Ottawa—Orléans for 18 years and has served on the Community Advisory Committee for the Champlain Community Access Centre and was part of the working group on affordable housing for seniors with the United Way. Lalonde also served as Vice-President of CARP Ottawa, where she continued her advocacy for seniors and senior care. In 2012, her community involvement earned her a Leading Women Building Communities award from the Government of Ontario.