Meet Greg Rickford

Greg Rickford was elected to the Ontario Legislature as the MPP for Kenora-Rainy River on June 7th, 2018. Greg is currently serving as the Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry & the Minister of Indigenous Affairs Ontario. Greg, his wife Janet and two young girls, live in Keewatin Ontario. Greg has lived and worked in many capacities in northern Ontario during his professional career. He is a former Member of Parliament for the riding of Kenora and served as a Minister of State for Science and Technology as well as the Minister of Natural Resources in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He has worked as a nurse in many of Northern Ontario and remote northern indigenous communities. He owned his own business, holds degrees in common and civil law from McGill University and an MBA from UniversitĂ© Laval.

Greg is proud to represent the constituents of Kenora-Rainy River and brings a strong, experienced voice intent on delivering results for northwestern Ontario and beyond.

The Riding

The Kenora-Rainy River Riding is one of the most westerly ridings in Ontario. The western border of the riding borders Manitoba and the southern boundary is northern Minnesota. The major centres located in the riding include the City of Kenora, City of Dryden, Town of Fort Frances. There are many other local governments, municipalities and townships as well as unorganized territory including – Minaki, Redditt, Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, Lake of the Woods, Dawson, Rainy River, Morley, Chapple, Emo, Alberton, LaVallee, English River, Ignace, Oxdrift, Wabigoon and Machin. There is a wide selection of other municipalities speckled throughout the riding as well as twenty – first nations communities who are situated the Grand Council Treaty 3 territory. Sectors of Forestry, Mining and Tourism represent key economic drivers in the region and People resources and small business entrepreneurs abound in Kenora-Rainy River.