Lisa Thompson (politician)
|Ontario Minister of Government and Consumer Services|
|Assumed office |
June 20, 2019
|Preceded by||Bill Walker|
|Ontario Minister of Education|
June 29, 2018 – June 20, 2019
|Preceded by||Indira Naidoo-Harris|
|Succeeded by||Stephen Lecce|
|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament|
|Assumed office |
October 6, 2011
|Preceded by||Carol Mitchell|
|Born||1965 (age 53–54)|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Occupation||Dairy Goat cooperative General Manager|
Lisa M. Thompson (born c. 1965) is a Canadian politician, who has served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 2011. She represents the riding of Huron—Bruce as a member of the Progressive Conservatives, and currently serves as Minister of Government and Consumer Services in the government of Doug Ford, previously serving as the Minister of Education.
Thompson was born in Wingham, Ontario. She holds a certificate in consumer economics from the University of Guelph. Prior to her election as an MPP, she worked as the general manager of The Ontario Dairy Goat Cooperative, and as a Rural Community Advisor for OMAFRA. She lives near Teeswater, Ontario with her husband Dennis.
Thompson ran in the 2011 provincial election as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the riding of Huron—Bruce. She defeated Liberal incumbent Carol Mitchell by 4,479 votes. She was re-elected in the 2014 provincial election, defeating Liberal candidate Colleen Schenk by 3,882 votes, and in the 2018 provincial election, defeating Jan Johnstone of the NDP by 12,320 votes
She has served as the party's critic for Environment and Climate Change, critic for Energy(Green Energy Act) and critic for Small Business and Red Tape.
In February 2017, she was appointed as the PC party's Critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation and Critic for International Trade.
Following the 2018 provincial election, Lisa Thompson was named Minister of Education in Premier Doug Ford's cabinet. On June 20, 2019, she was reassigned as Minister of Government and Consumer Services.
|2018 Ontario general election: Huron—Bruce|
|Progressive Conservative||Lisa Thompson||27,646||52.36|
|New Democratic||Jan Johnstone||15,326||29.03|
|Total valid votes||52,802||100.0|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|2014 Ontario general election: Huron—Bruce|
|Progressive Conservative||Lisa Thompson||18,512||39.01||−3.72|
|New Democratic||Jan Johnstone||10,843||22.85||+2.00|
|Family Coalition||Andrew Zettel||1,353||2.85||+1.38|
|Equal Parenting||Dennis Valenta||128||0.27|
|Total valid votes||47,457||100.00||+ 1.20|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||765||1.59||+1.31|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||−0.92|
|2011 Ontario general election: Huron—Bruce|
|Progressive Conservative||Lisa Thompson||19,138||42.76||+12.22||$ 81,890.60|
|New Democratic||Grant Robertson||9,329||20.85||+7.53||32,102.53|
|Family Coalition||Christine Schnurr||656||1.47||−0.85||14,592.60|
|Total valid votes / Expense limit||44,754||100.0||+0.46||$ 90,268.64|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||172||0.38||−0.09|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+12.71|
|Ontario Provincial Government of Doug Ford|
|Cabinet posts (2)|
|Bill Walker||Minister of Government and Consumer Services
June 20, 2019 - present
|Indira Naidoo-Harris||Minister of Education
June 29, 2018 - June 20, 2019
- Dale Carruthers (12 October 2011). "Thompson brings rural experience". The London Free Press.
- "Meet Lisa". Archived from the original on 28 January 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
- "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 30, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- "General Election by District: Huron-Bruce". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. Archived from the original on July 2, 2014.
- "Ontario Progressive Conservatives shuffle critic roles after Patrick Brown resignation". Global News. The Canadian Press. January 30, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
- Jackson, Peter (29 June 2018). "Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson Named Ontario Education Minister". Bayshore Broadcasting. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
- "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. Retrieved 16 January 2019.