|Preceded by||Brian Coburn|
|Ottawa City Councillor for Cumberland Ward|
|Preceded by||Robert van den Ham|
|Succeeded by||Rob Jellett|
|Born||1938 (age 75–76)
|Occupation||Business owner, engineer|
McNeely was born in Cumberland, Ontario and is bilingual. He was educated at Lisgar Collegiate and McGill University, earning a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the latter. He later earned the equivalent of a Master's Degree in engineering from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London. Before entering politics, he was the CEO of McNeely Engineering, a firm which operated in the Ottawa region. He sold this firm in 1997, claiming it had suffered under provincial cutbacks to infrastructure spending.
In 2000, McNeely was elected as a municipal councillor for the Cumberland Ward of the amalgamated City of Ottawa, defeating incumbent Robert van den Ham. In 2002, he played a key role in the hugely successful Hay West project, in which hay from eastern Canada was shipped to the drought-stricken west. He was also active in opposing the creation of a hog farm in the village of Sarsfield part of the Cumberland Ward of Ottawa.
In July 2006, McNeely described Israel as a "rogue state", arguing that Israel's military campaign in Lebanon was resulting in collective punishment for the Lebanese people. Dalton McGuinty expressed "serious dismay and disappointment" for these remarks, and McNeely later offered an apology for the language of his comments.
In 2005, McNeely proposed an amendment to a no smoking bill that would ban power wall cigarette advertising from convenience stores and retail businesses. The "McNeely Amendment", which came into effect on May 31, 2008, has helped keep cigarettes out of the sight of children.
During his time in office, McNeely has served as Parliamentary Assistant to a number of ministers including Minister of Transportation, Minister of Health and Long Term Care and most recently as PA to the Minister of the Environment.
|Ontario general election, 2011 : Ottawa—Orleans|
|Liberal||Phil McNeely||21,857||46.44||-6.42||$ 86,835.18|
|Progressive Conservative||Andrew Lister||19,003||40.38||+5.97||57,251.00|
|New Democratic||Doug McKercher||4,979||10.58||+4.22||1,389.28|
|Total valid votes / Expense Limit||47,062||100.00||-3.01||$ 106,791.79|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||179||0.38||-0.05|
|Ontario general election, 2007 : Ottawa—Orleans|
|Liberal||Phil McNeely||25,649||52.86||+2.50||$ 67,961.00|
|Progressive Conservative||Graham Fox||16,695||34.41||-6.91||81,527.51|
|New Democratic||Andrée Germain||3,088||6.36||+0.83||1,922.66|
|Family Coalition||Jeremy Atkinson||692||1.43||3,538.98|
|Total valid votes/Expense Limit||48,521||100.0||-3.43||$ 90,965.16|
|Total rejected ballots||209||0.43||+0.04|
|Ontario general election, 2003 : Ottawa—Orleans|
|Liberal||Phil McNeely||25,300||50.36||+9.92||$ 66,785.00|
|Progressive Conservative||Brian Coburn||20,762||41.32||-13.24||73,997.09|
|New Democratic||Ric Dagenais||2,778||5.53||+2.85||11,889.14|
|Total valid votes/Expense Limit||50,242||100.0||+2.23||$ 76,391.04|
|Total rejected ballots||197||0.39||-0.17|
- Quan, Douglas (November 14, 2000). "Ward 19: Cumberland: Political neophyte McNeely stuns two incumbents". The Ottawa Citizen. p. B7.
- Farrell, Jim (August 21, 2002). "Shipping hay west too costly: Government's $2.2M would be better spent on southern Alberta hay". The Ottawa Citizen. p. A5.
- Anderson, Elliott (May–Jun 2002). "The big stink: Canadian hog farmers are finding that, more and more, they have to go big or go out of business" 35 (6). This. pp. 16–19.
- "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. October 2, 2003. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- Lindgren, April (October 24, 2003). "McGuinty freezes auto premiums: Newly sworn-in premier quickly keeps election promise". The Ottawa Citizen. p. A1.
- "MPP calls Israel 'rogue' state". Ottawa Citizen. July 20, 2006.
- "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 10, 2007. p. 11 (xx). Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 12. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- "McNeely amendment strengthens Smoke-Free Ontario Act". Canada NewsWire. May 3, 2005. p. 1.
- "Two veteran Ontario politicians say they won't run in next election". The Canadian Press. February 28, 2014.