Building Ontario’s North and Advancing Meaningful Reconciliation
As Ontario strengthens its position as a global leader of responsibly sourced critical minerals, the economic opportunity for Ontario’s northern and Indigenous communities has never been greater. Join Canadian Club Toronto on October 26 to hear from Hon. Greg Rickford, Ontario’s Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Minister of Northern Development, on the provincial government’s plan to Build Ontario, attract global investment, and create economic prosperity across the North, making reconciliation real for Indigenous communities.
The Honourable Greg Rickford Minister of Northern Development and Minister of Indigenous Affairs Ontario The Honourable Greg Rickford was first elected to the Ontario Legislature as the MPP for Kenora— Rainy River on June 7th, 2018 and re-elected June 2nd 2022. He currently serves as the Minister of Northern Development and Minister of Indigenous Affairs Ontario.
Before coming to Queen’s Park, Minister Rickford represented the constituents of the Kenora riding in Ottawa as the Member of Parliament. During his seven-year federal term, he was appointed to Cabinet where he served as Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, Minister of Natural Resources, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. Among other positions and committee memberships, Minister Rickford belonged to the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Committee and the Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women.
At both the federal and provincial levels, Minister Rickford has served the people of Ontario and Canada by building relationships with Indigenous communities and leaders—listening and giving voice to their concerns. His focus has been on opportunities to create growth and prosperity for Northern Ontario.
Greg, his wife Janet and their two young daughters, live in Keewatin, Ontario. He has lived and worked in many capacities in northern Ontario throughout his professional career. He has owned his own business, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Victoria, Registered Nursing Diploma from Mohawk College, as well as degrees in common and civil law from McGill University, and an MBA from Université Laval.
Today, Minister Rickford continues delivering on the commitment to make life more affordable and businesses more prosperous through the ministries he oversees.
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