Monday, September 21, 2009

MLA: Ron Cantelon

Photo of MLAHeavenly Father we give thanks for Ron Cantelon and for his service in the riding of Parksville Qualicum. We lift him up in prayer asking that You would use him in ways that would even surprise him. Bless and protect him as he serves the people of his riding and our province.

In Jesus Name, Amen

Ron Cantelon was re-elected for his second term on May 12, 2009 to the riding Parksville-Qualicum.
Ron served as Minister of Agriculture and Lands and prior to joining the Cabinet, Ron served on the B.C. Agriculture Plan Committee and the Special Committee on Sustainable Aquaculture. He has also served as Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth and as Chair of the Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act. In addition, Ron has been a member of the Select Standing Committee on Crown Corporations, the Special Committee of Selection, Treasury Board and the Government Caucus Committee on Social Development.
Ron first entered political life as a city councillor for the City of Nanaimo in 1999. He has also acted as Chair of the Nanaimo Conference Centre Advisory Committee, Chair of the Downtown Nanaimo Partnership, Director of the Nanaimo Regional District Board and President of the Port Theatre from 1994 to 1999.

Ron has won several awards including Tourism Nanaimo’s Citizen of the Year 1999, Re/Max manager of the year for Western Canada in 1999 and was one of the 125 notable citizens for Nanaimo’s 125th anniversary.

Ron Cantelon has five children and one grandchild.

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