Special Advisor to the Leader on Mental Health and Wellness
Nomination Date: 15/12/2017
Todd Doherty is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Cariboo Prince George, first elected in October, 2015.
Mr. Doherty brings vast experience in the private sector to his new role. As an aviation executive, he was tasked with promoting regional, provincial and national passenger, cargo and tourism opportunities on the world stage.
Mr. Doherty has represented Canada throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the America’s on trade missions, industry conferences and on industry regulatory panels.
Mr. Doherty is widely respected as one of North America’s top aviation business development professionals, whom was widely sought after to present on industry topics regarding air service development, cargo, supply chain management, security and regional tourism opportunities. In addition, he has authored and co-authored industry papers on regulatory challenges affecting air service development and air service development strategies in the Canadian passenger and cargo markets.
Mr. Doherty was honoured to be reappointed as the Shadow Minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. In addition, reappointed as Shadow Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. Mr. Doherty is a member of the Taskforce on Softwood Lumber and has held the position as Deputy Critic for Indigenous Affairs.
Mr. Doherty has been elected to sit on the Executive Committee for the Canada-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Association. He sits as a Member of the Parliamentary Associations of the Commonwealth, Canada-Europe, Canada-Africa, NATO, ParlAmericas, the Canada Group of Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Inter-Parliamentary Groups of Canada-United States, Canada-Germany, Canada-Ireland, Canada-Israel, Canada-Italy and the Canada-China Legislative Association.
Involvement in local community is also important to Mr. Doherty. He supports the local Canadian Cancer Society and various charitable organizations. Mr. Doherty has worked with at risk youth, teaching crisis intervention and suicide prevention in cross cultural communities. In addition, Mr. Doherty is passionate about coaching and mentoring youth through sports. Having coached all levels at hockey from Minor to Junior, Mr. Doherty has been part of the Prince George Spruce Kings Junior A hockey team from Scouting to President.
Mr. Doherty together with Mrs. Doherty are successful small business owners for over 20 years. Todd and his wife, Kelly have four children, Joshua, Kaitlyn, Kassi and Jordan.