Lisa Raitt was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008 and then re-elected in 2011. Currently she serves as Canada’s Minister of Transport. Previously she was appointed Minister of Natural Resources in October 2008 and Minister of Labour in January 2010.
Prior to her election to the House of Commons, Lisa was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Port Authority (TPA). She had previously served as the TPA’s general counsel and harbourmaster.
Lisa is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University and holds a master of science degree from the University of Guelph. She earned her law degree from Osgoode Hall at York University.
As a lawyer, she specialized in the areas of intellectual property, commercial litigation and shipping arbitration.
Lisa is an active member of her community. She volunteered as a Halton canvasser and fundraiser for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, and for her children’s hockey, soccer and gymnastics organizations. In 2002, she was invited to become a member of the Canadian chapter of the worldwide Young Presidents’ Organization.
Lisa lives in Milton and is the mother of two boys.