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Moncton, New Brunswick
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Responsible, compassionate, and thoughtful, Lisa Raitt’s life changed when she first met Stephen Harper, who inspired her to run in the former riding of Halton in 2008 and then asked Lisa to serve in his Cabinet immediately after being elected to the House of Commons. She was most recently  re-elected to serve as the Member of Parliament for Milton. 

Previously, Ms. Raitt served as Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Minister of Labour and Minister of Transport and following the 2015 federal election, the finance critic for the Official Opposition.

Prior to her election to the House of Commons, Lisa was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Port Authority (TPA). She had previously served as the TPA’s general counsel and harbourmaster.

Lisa is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University and holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Guelph.  She earned her law degree from Osgoode Hall at York University, specializing in intellectual property, commercial litigation and shipping arbitration.

Lisa is an active member of her community and has volunteered for many worthwhile organizations including the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and various Mental Health initiatives across Canada. As Minister of Labour, Lisa helped launch Bell’s Let’s Talk, starting a nationwide conversation about mental health.

Lisa is married to Bruce Wood and the mother of two boys who are actively involved with many sports organizations in their family hometown of Milton, Ontario.

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Lisa Raitt: A clear contrast to Justin Trudeau

May 8, 2017

Dear Conservatives, 

This is the video I shared on the day I launched my campaign:

On that day, I argued that our party should elect the leader who presented the clearest contrast to Justin Trudeau, and that I was that candidate.

Today I want to drive that message home. We need a leader who presents the starkest contrast to Justin Trudeau, and I am that leader.

If you’re with me in this fight, let me know I can count on your support.

My background, my experience, my policy goals, and my priorities are as different as can be from those of Trudeau and his Liberals.

What does it mean for Canadians? Instead of a tone-deaf, out-of-touch Prime Minister, they’ll have someone who understands their concerns and has a real plan to address the issues they’re facing.

It means balanced budgets, lower tax cuts, and building Canadians up instead of Liberal tax hikes, fewer benefits, and other damaging policies.

Conservatives across the country are receiving their ballots and casting their votes. Let me know I can I count on you to vote for me and my plan to achieve Victory in 2019!

Thank you,

Lisa Raitt

PS – I hope I have earned the #1 position on your ballot. If, however, your first position is committed to another one of our 13 excellent candidates, please look at me for one of your subsequent positions.   Please consider making a donation to help promote my message and win in 2019.