Backgrounder: Linda Jeffrey – Biography
Linda Jeffrey has extensive experience in the public service, both at the municipal and provincial levels.
She served as city councillor for the City of Brampton from 1991 to 2003 before moving on to the provincial level from 2003 to 2014, where she represented the people of Brampton Springdale and Brampton Centre. During her time at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, she was in charge of important portfolios, such as natural resources, seniors, labour and municipal affairs and housing. She returned to her municipal roots in 2014 and served as Mayor of the City of Brampton until 2018.
Prior to serving as Minister Responsible for Seniors, Mrs. Jeffrey lobbied with fire authorities, safety experts and coroners to have all retirement homes and nursing care homes in Ontario equipped with residential sprinklers. Once becoming Minister, she was able to make this installation mandatory. She also created new provincial licensing rules to target retirement homes in Ontario suspected of elder abuse and neglect through the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority.
In 2012, she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for public service.
Mrs. Jeffrey is also involved in projects regarding autism spectrum disorder and health and safety in the workplace.
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