, Ontario , Canada
Oct 29, 2012 09:59pm
|Info||Ted Chudleigh is currently MPP for Halton, and Opposition Critic to the ministries of Economic Development and Trade, as well as Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He also serves as Deputy Whip. He has been re-nominated as the PC Party Candidate for the riding of Halton in the coming General Election, October 2007. |
Ted won his third election to the Ontario Legislature on October 2, 2003 to represent the riding of Halton.
He was first elected to the Ontario Legislature on June 8, 1995 representing North Halton. On June 3, 1999, he claimed the widest margin of victory in Ontario when he was re-elected to represent the new riding of Halton.
During his time in government, Ted served as Parliamentary Assistant to Janet Ecker, former Minister of Finance. During that time, Ted led consultations on the auto insurance industry, consulted with Ontario's municipalities to institute municipal bonds and tax incentive zones, as well as conducted a review on the feasibility of a single securities regulator.
Ted also served as Parliamentary Assistant to Bob Runciman, then Minister of Economic Development and Trade, where he authored an extensive report on Ontario's competitiveness in key industry sectors including: commercial, industrial and institutional construction, Ontario's chemical industry and Angel investment opportunities.
Prior to that, he served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources, John Snobelen, where he served as government lead responsible for the Great Lakes Heritage Coast project, a part of Ontario's Living Legacy. During his time at Natural Resources, Ted was also extensively involved with Ontario Parks and the Niagara Escarpment Commission.
Ted has also held several key committee positions including Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. He presided over hearings that resulted in the Automobile Insurance Rate Stability Act. He ushered the Professional Foresters' Act 2000 through the legislative process, and was able to get his private members' bill, naming a Holocaust Memorial Day in Ontario, passed by the legislature. He was a member of the task force investigation of gasoline pricing, and also sat on the task force investigation of Ontario's water resources.
Ted's entire private career was spent in the food and agriculture industry. Prior to his election to the Ontario Legislature, Ted was the vice president of the Ontario Food Producers Association. He has worked for the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, held top level positions with several private companies, and owned and operated his own IGA store in the Niagara Region.
Born in Peel County, Ted obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in 1965.
He is the nephew of former Mississauga MPP, Doug Kennedy. Ted's grandfather, Tom Kennedy, served in the Ontario Legislature as an MPP between 1919 and 1958 and was Ontario's Premier from 1948-49, in addition to being a long-time Minister of Agriculture.
Ted has three children and seven grandchildren and is engaged to Sandy Krueger.