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MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers, Ottawa Vanier

Lord, today we pray for Nathalie Des Rosiers in her last days as MPP for Ottawa-Vanier. Please bless her with joy and hope as she moves on to her new appointment as principal of Massey College at the University of Toronto. Lord help her to use her skills and knowledge to do Your work in whatever setting she is in. Lord, we pray for her riding and that the new representative will bring renewed vision and energy to the role of MPP and will represent well the people of Ottawa Vanier. Amen……

Nathalie was elected as the Liberal candidate in a 2016 by-election. She served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and was later appointed Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. She was re-elected in the 2018 general election and announced on May 16, 2019 that she would resign her seat in the legislature. Nathalie was born in Montreal, studied law at the Université de Montréal and received a LLM from Harvard University. Des Rosiers practised law in London, Ontario with Lerners LLP. She also was a law professor at the University of Western Ontario. She then served as dean of the civil law section at the University of Ottawa. She was president of the Law Commission of Canada from 2004 to 2008. Des Rosiers served as general counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) from 2009 to 2013. Des Rosiers was inducted into the Order of Ontario in 2012, and was inducted as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2013 for her work in civil rights and Francophone advocacy.