|Address||181 St. Andrew St. East (2nd Floor) |
Fergus, Ontario , Canada
|| 00, 1963
Oct 29, 2012 09:01pm
|Info||Ted Arnott is currently MPP for Wellington Halton Hills, and Tourism Critic for the Official Opposition. |
Ted was 27 when he was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 1990.
Ted serves as one of the Presiding Officers or Assistant Speakers in the Legislature. He is also a member of the Legislature's Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. In government, from 1995 to 2003, Ted served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, the Minister of the Environment, and to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade. He had also served on the Policy Committees of Cabinet for Health and Social Services, and for Education, and he was the Chairman of the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly.
Ted has been instrumental in the advancement and resolution of many important issues in the communities he has represented, including support for volunteer fire fighters, the Waterloo-Wellington Transportation Action Plan, repairs to the Conestogo and Shand Dams, and capital funding for Conestoga College. He has worked hard to support improvements in health and education, economic development that creates jobs, and infrastructure projects that make the quality of life in his communities better.
Born in 1963, Ted was raised in Arthur. The only son of the late Warren Arnott and the late Jessie Arnott, he has four sisters.
Ted is a graduate of Arthur District High School. He studied at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo where he obtained a B.A. in Political Science and a Diploma in Business Administration. In 2004, he was listed in Wilfrid Laurier's Annual Report as being one of the university's graduates who are “making a difference around the world.”
He is a former Big Brother and continues to serve the organization as an honorary member of the Board of the North Wellington Big Brothers. He attends St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Fergus. Mr. Arnott married Lisa McCabe on December 22, 1990. Mrs. Arnott is a part-time Core French teacher at James McQueen Public School in Fergus. They have three sons and live in the Fergus area.