Lord God, maker of heaven and Earth, we pray for MLA: Ron Cantelon to be given Your wisdom and peace in his heart as he undertakes the daily and weekly duties and tasks of his position as a member of the Legislative Assembly. You give us instruction in the Bible to pray for our leaders in 1 Timothy 2:1&2: "I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity." We give You thanks and praise for Your caring for our leaders and the privilege of being invited to pray for them. It is in this faith we are trusting in You to help MLA: Cantelon to do his job well. May Your will also be manifest in all our provincial leaders, Lord God. Amen.
Ron Cantelon was re-elected for his second term on May 12, 2009 to the riding of Parksville-Qualicum. Ron is also the Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors to the Minister of Health and sits on the Select Standing Committee on Health and the Select Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs.
Previously, Ron served as Minister of Agriculture and Lands and was a member of the B.C. Agriculture Plan Committee and the Special Committee on Sustainable Aquaculture. He was also Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth and Chair of the Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act. In addition, Ron has been a member of the Special Committee of Selection, Treasury Board, the Select Standing Committee on Crown Corporations 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 two grandchildren.