Belle Vallee, Ontario , Canada
|| April 23, 1948
|Died||July 29, 2020
Jul 30, 2020 12:33am
|Info||David Ramsay was first elected to the Ontario Legislature more than 20 years ago to represent the people of Timiskaming-Cochrane. Following his latest re-election in 2003, Premier McGuinty named him Minister of Natural Resources. In June 2005, he was appointed Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs and in June 2007, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. He also serves as Chair of Cabinet. |
David was first elected in May 1985. During the Peterson government, he was appointed Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Northern Development and Mines in January 1987 and, following his re-election in September 1987, was appointed Minister of Correctional Services. In August 1989, he was named Minister of Agriculture and Food.
He has since served as Caucus Chair and critic for Labour, Management Board, Solicitor General and Correctional Services. He has also served as critic responsible for Public Service Renewal, Northern Health and Research, as well as Technology, Training and Skills Development.
David has been active in the community for many years. He served as Clerk-Treasurer for Casey Township for 10 years and operated a farm outside New Liskeard for 12 years. He served as President of the Timiskaming Federation of Agriculture in 1984-85 and was a founding member of the Timiskaming Grain Growers Board. He was Chair of the Timiskaming Hospital Board and has been active in community theatre and minor hockey.
David was raised in Oakville, Ontario, and holds a B.A. from Concordia University. He and his wife, Kathleen, have lived on their farm in Belle Vallee since 1973.