Diane Finley

Haldimand – Norfolk

Diane Finley was first elected to Parliament in 2004 and re-elected in 2006, 2008 and 2011. In February 2006, she was appointed Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, and in January 2007, she was named Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. She was appointed Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development in October 2008.

Ms. Finley began her professional career as an administrator at the University of Western Ontario’s French Immersion School. Prior to her election, she held several senior positions in both the public and private sectors encompassing health care, transportation, agricultural equipment manufacturing, printing and publishing, and aviation.

In addition, Ms. Finley has been active with a number of charitable and professional organizations, including the Brant Community Care Access Centre, the National Standards Committee of the Paramedic Association of Canada, the Ambulance Service Alliance of Ontario, the Ontario Government Health Policy Advisory Council, and the Thyroid Foundation of Canada.

Ms. Finley has a bachelor’s degree in administrative studies and a master’s in business administration from the University of Western Ontario.

She resides in Simcoe with her husband, Senator Doug Finley.

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