The Honourable Mona Fortier, Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance First elected in 2017, the Honourable Mona Fortier is the first female Member of Parliament for Ottawa—Vanier. She hails from a riding with a strong diversity, representing in itself the social fabric of Canada. Minister Fortier has always believed that she can best serve her community by getting involved and taking action. She’s a firm believer that it is through action that we can create change, and not by sitting on the sidelines. Her expertise covers the areas of health care, education, job creation, and francophone affairs.
Prior to being elected, Minister Fortier worked as the Chief Director of Communications and Market Development at Collège La Cité and managed her own strategic communications consulting firm. She has also served on several non-profit Boards of Directors, including the Montfort Hospital, the Ontario Provincial Advisory Committee on Francophone Affairs, and the Shaw Centre. In addition, she has received numerous awards for her community involvement, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Minister Fortier is a strong advocate for linguistic duality and always searches for the right balance between prosperity and social justice. She is focused on making life more affordable for Canadians, protecting the environment, and helping businesses prosper.
In her role as Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, Minister Fortier is serving her community and all Canadians by ensuring that all government policies take into consideration the realities faced by middle class Canadians, as well as the solutions needed to address them. As a mother of three, a University of Ottawa graduate, community leader, and entrepreneur, Minister Fortier knows that it is important to come together with an ambitious plan to build stronger and better communities while growing the middle class.