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Lisa Raitt

Lisa Raitt was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Halton in 2008 and re-elected in 2011. She has served as Minister of Natural Resources, Minister of Labour in January, and currently as Minister of Transport for Canada.
Prior to her election to the House of Commons, Lisa was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Port Authority (TPA). She had previously served as the TPA’s general counsel and harbourmaster.

Lisa is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University and holds a master of science degree from the University of Guelph. She earned her law degree from Osgoode Hall at York University.

As a lawyer, she specialized in the areas of intellectual property, commercial litigation and shipping arbitration.

Lisa is an active member of her community. She volunteered as a Halton canvasser and fundraiser for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, and for her children’s hockey, soccer and gymnastics organizations. In 2002, she was invited to become a member of the Canadian chapter of the worldwide Young Presidents’ Organization.

Lisa lives in Milton and is the mother of two boys.

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Expanding Broadband to Rural Communities

In today’s digital economy, access to the internet is essential to create jobs, realize economic opportunities and connect Canadians to online services. While Canada is one of the most connected nations in the world, critical gaps in broadband access still exist, particularly in rural and remote areas of the country. Rural Canadians expect and deserve […]


Tax Relief For Service Club Members

A re-elected Conservative government will build on our record of supporting charitable giving and voluntarism by providing tax relief for service club memberships via the Charitable Donations Tax Credit. This new policy will help hundreds of thousands of service club members carry out important work in their communities. Only our party will continue to encourage […]


Making Adoption More Affordable

There is no higher calling than raising a child – and no greater reward. A re-elected Conservative government will help Canadian parents who adopt children by significantly increasing the value of the Adoption Expense Tax Credit, raising the maximum amount to $20,000 and making it fully refundable. Every year, thousands of Canadian families are transformed […]


Stephen Harper announces plan to save Canadian small business owners’ time and money

For immediate release Stephen Harper announces plan to save Canadian small business owners’ time and money Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that a re-elected Conservative government will further cut red tape so that small businesses and entrepreneurs can spend more time serving Canadian consumers and less time on checking bureaucratic boxes. “When small business […]


Harper Announces “Life Means Life” As His Government’s Top Justice Priority

for immediate release HARPER ANNOUNCES “LIFE MEANS LIFE” AS HIS GOVERNMENT’S TOP JUSTICE PRIORITY ETOBICOKE, ONTARIO – Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that a re-elected Harper Government would make “Life Means Life” legislation its top justice priority in a new parliamentary session. “Canadians expect their government to protect them from the worst type of […]


Harper announces expansion of Canadian Armed Forces Reserves

For immediate release Harper announces expansion of Canadian Armed Forces Reserves Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced a suite of measures to strengthen the Canadian Armed Forces reserve force in order to better protect Canada’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and to deepen the connection between the Canadian Armed Forces and Canadian communities. “Our Government has […]


Prime Minister Harper Highlights Conservative Plan For Affordable Home Ownership

For immediate release PRIME MINISTER HARPER HIGHLIGHTS CONSERVATIVE PLAN FOR AFFORDABLE HOME OWNERSHIP Today Prime Minister Stephen Harper set out his plan to encourage affordable home ownership for young Canadian families. “Investing in a home is an exciting milestone for young families, but is also a major financial decision,” said Prime Minister Harper. “We want […]


Harper Conservatives To Improve Benefit For Military Veterans

For immediate release HARPER CONSERVATIVES TO IMPROVE BENEFIT FOR MILITARY VETERANS OTTAWA – Today Minister of Veterans Affairs, Erin O’Toole, announced that a re-elected Harper Government will improve the extended Earnings Loss Benefit for Canadian Veterans with service-related injuries or disabilities. Minister O’Toole announced that a re-elected Harper Government will enable Veterans receiving the extended […]


Harper Extends Best Wishes on the 68th Anniversary of Pakistan’s Independence

for immediate release Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued this statement to mark the 68th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence: “On this day sixty-eight years ago, Pakistan became an independent state.” “Today we have the opportunity to recognize the ties between Canada and Pakistan and especially the significant contributions made by Canada’s large Pakistani community to the […]


Harper Announces Expansion of Junior Canadian Rangers

For immediate release Harper Announces Expansion of Junior Canadian Rangers Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that a re-elected Conservative government would expand the number of Junior Canadian Rangers by 15% to 5,000. This expansion will be completed in time for the 20th anniversary of the permanent establishment of the Junior Canadian Rangers, in 2018. […]


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It has been a privilege to serve Milton the last seven years. Together, we can make things even better.

- The Honourable Lisa Raitt


Known for it’s vast escarpment and natural beauty, Milton is one of Canada’s fastest growing communities. The newly created federal riding of Milton consists of that part of the Regional Municipality of Halton comprised of the Town of Milton and part of the City of Burlington lying northwesterly of a line described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the northeasterly limit of said city with Highway No. 407, thence generally southwesterly along said highway to Dundas Street, thence southwesterly along said street to the southwesterly limit of said city.

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212 Main Street East
Milton, Ontario L9T 1N8
Tel: 289.878.7590