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A Conversation with the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Leader of the Official Opposition and Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada
Monday, March 29, 2021
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Free to attend
Hosted on Zoom
Join us on Monday, March 29 for a special virtual luncheon featuring a one-on-one conversation with the Hon. Erin O’Toole, Leader of the Official Opposition.
This free event is your chance to hear the newly elected Leader of the Official Opposition speak directly to Winnipeg’s business community about his vision and priorities for Canada.
11:45 a.m. – Event opens
12:00 p.m. – 12:05 p.m. – Program begins
12:05 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Fireside chat with Hon. Erin O’Toole
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Erin O’Toole has led a life of service. Born in Montreal, QC, he grew up as a middle-class kid in Bowmanville, ON. He enrolled in the Royal Canadian Air Force when he was 18 and attended the Royal Military College. His time in the RCAF took him across Canada, completing basic training in Chilliwack, BC; earning his wing in Winnipeg, MB; and serving out of Halifax, NS as a tactical navigator. Erin participated in search and rescue missions on Sea King helicopters and learned French during that time.
After 12 years of service, Erin retired from the military and spent the next decade working in the private sector as a corporate lawyer. He is a founding member of the Board of Directors for the True Patriot Love Foundation, a charity that serves veterans and military families across Canada.
He has been elected to represent Durham three times, first in a 2012 by-election, then in 2015, and 2019. He served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade before becoming Minister of Veterans Affairs, a beleaguered file he successfully turned around within 10 months at the end of the Harper government.
After serving as the Conservative Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs for two years, Erin is now the Leader of Canada’s Conservatives.
Erin is married to Rebecca and they have two children, Mollie and Jack.