Lisa MacLeod is the Member of Provincial Parliament representing the riding of Nepean
Lisa MacLeod was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in a 2006 by-election as the youngest MPP in that parliament and the youngest conservative woman to be elected in Ontario - either federally or provincially.
She represented the Nepean-Carleton riding (now Nepean) winning elections in 2007, 2011, and 2014, and has continued to represent the constituents of Nepean since the boundaries were changed in the 2018 provincial election.
Lisa has served as the Vice Chair of the Quebec-Ontario Parliamentary Friendship Committee, Ontario’s steering committee member on the Canadian Parliamentary Women’s Association and Vice Chair of the Government Agencies Committee and Legislative Assembly Committees. She has also served as Official Opposition Energy Critic, Education Critic, Revenue and Accountability Critic, Government and Consumer Affairs critic and Critic for Children and Youth.
Lisa’s legislative success includes Rowan’s Law, Canada’s first concussion legislation, Lebanese Heritage Month and Trans Remembrance Month. As well, Lisa has been successful in receiving all party support for making Queen’s Park Family Friendly, defending Ontario’s horseracing industry and a compassionate and catastrophic care Motion.
For her work Lisa has been awarded the Friendship Medal by the Royal Canadian Legion, a commendation by the St. John’s Ambulance and is the 2018 EVE Award Recipient from Equal Voice- for her work with Daughters of the Vote and liveable legislatures. Lisa was also named Top 50 and Top 25 in the Capital and in 2017 was named Faces Magazine’s Favourite Ottawa MPP.
The riding of Nepean is in the south-west part of Ottawa, and runs from Eagleson Road in the west, to the river in the east, along the train tracks north of Hunt Club, and up to Bankfield Road in the south.
The riding was initially created as Nepean-Carleton in 1976, and was renamed Nepean in 1986. In 1996, it was combined with part of Carleton-Gloucester and Lanark-Carleton and became Nepean-Carleton again. In 2004, the riding lines were redrawn to take in part of eastern Ottawa, up to the 417. The riding boundaries were changed again in 2018 splitting the ridding into two.
Population: 119,110 (Data from 2016).