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Know Our Minister! Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Eleanor McMahon becomes Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, responsible for the Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Honourable Eleanor McMahon

Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Eleanor McMahon was elected to the Ontario legislature in 2014 as MPP for Burlington. On June 13, 2016 she was appointed as Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Previously she served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, where she initiated a review of the Conservation Authorities Act.

Eleanor has spent her career in senior roles in business, government and the not-for-profit sector and is the founder of the Share the Road Cycling Coalition. She spent the early part of her career on Parliament Hill in a number of roles including Press Secretary in the office of the Right Honorable Jean Chrétien. She has served at the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Petro-Canada, United Way Ottawa, and the Ontario Medical Association.

The tragic death of Eleanor’s husband, OPP Sergeant Greg Stobbart – killed in a cycling collision in 2006 by a driver with five convictions for driving under suspension – led her life in an entirely new direction. Eleanor’s reaction to this unthinkable loss was to begin a campaign to improve road safety and enhance legislation in Ontario. In 2008 she launched the Share the Road Cycling Coalition, a provincial cycling policy and advocacy organization created to unite cycling organizations from across Ontario and work with municipalities to make their communities more bicycle-friendly.

In 2008 Eleanor began lobbying for enhanced penalties for suspended drivers in Ontario. As a result of her advocacy, Greg’s Law was passed on April 22, 2009 and became law in September 2010, making our communities safer by reducing the number of suspended drivers and repeat offenders on Ontario’s roads.

Through her breadth of experience Eleanor understands how working together with the business community will create jobs and grow our economy; and how investing in people creates stronger communities.

Hon Eleanor McMahon, MPP (Burlington)

Current Parliamentary Roles

Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Member, Standing Committee on General Government

Member, Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

Party

Ontario Liberal Party

Contact Details

Parliamentary Career Details

Riding Map

Hon Eleanor McMahon – Contact Information

Ministry Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
9th Floor, Hearst Block
900 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2E1
Tel 416-326-9326
Fax 416-326-9338
Constituency Unit 104
472 Brock Avenue
Burlington, Ontario L7S 1N1
Tel 905-639-7924
Fax 905-639-3284

 

Biography : Eleanor McMahon

Eleanor McMahon

Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

MPP Burlington

Political Career

  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, June 2014 – June 2016

Education

  • Certificate in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, University of Ottawa
  • Honours BA, French Language and Literature, University of Windsor

Personal and Family Life

  • Husband Greg Stobbart, OPP Sergeant, was killed in a cycling collision in 2006

Memberships and Associations

  • Share the Road Cycling Coalition (founder)

Executive Biography

Eleanor McMahon was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2014 as the MPP for Burlington.

McMahon currently serves as Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. She was previously Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry.

She has spent her career in senior roles in business, government and the not-for-profit sector. McMahon held a number of roles on Parliament Hill early in her career, including as Press Secretary to Jean Chrétien. She has served as Director of Public Affairs at the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, as well as Vice President at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. McMahon has also been Director of Public Affairs at Petro-Canada, Vice President at United Way Ottawa and Executive Director of Public Affairs at the Ontario Medical Association.

In 2006, her husband, OPP Sergeant Greg Stobbart, was killed in a cycling collision with a driver with five convictions for driving under suspension. That led McMahon to launch a campaign to improve road safety and enhance legislation in Ontario. In 2008, she launched the Share the Road Cycling Coalition, a provincial cycling policy and advocacy organization created to unite cycling organizations from across Ontario and work with municipalities to make their communities more bicycle-friendly.

McMahon lobbied successfully for enhanced penalties for suspended drivers in Ontario. This led to the passage of Greg’s Law in 2009 to reduce the number of suspended drivers and repeat offenders on Ontario’s roads.

 

Links:

http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/6720103-updated-burlington-mpp-eleanor-mcmahon-named-minister-of-tourism-culture-and-sport/

http://canadianmags.blogspot.ca/2016/06/another-day-another-ontario-culture.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_McMahon

http://hkstrategies.ca/home/larger-ontario-cabinet-signals-shift-in-focus/