Lianne is an entrepreneur and farmer with a background in politics and small business. She grew up on a 1,000-acre vegetable farm in Grand Bend, Ontario and is equally comfortable in potato fields as she is in the boardroom. After receiving an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Windsor in 2003, she worked in Ottawa as a political staffer for the Stephen Harper Government for six years.
During her tenure in Ottawa, Lianne assisted Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz in developing and passing the Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act, Bill C-18. She first worked for Bev Shipley and then also served as Assistant to David Anderson in his capacity as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, and as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture. Lianne has been involved with several federal Conservative campaigns and EDA boards since 1997.
She has also been a member of the executive committee and Senior Event Manager for the Canadian National Prayer Breakfast since 2006. Lianne is passionate about serving others especially, farmers, seniors, children and small business owners. She wishes to put her hard work ethic and experience to work for the people of Lambton-Kent-Middlesex.