Mona Fortier is a champion for her community and is proud to serve Ottawa-Vanier residents by raising local priorities and securing funding for summer jobs for youth, active transportation and transit, green infrastructure projects, and support for small businesses and economic development. She also works to reduce inequalities, support vulnerable populations, and advance reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples living in the riding.
Elected as the first female Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Vanier in April 2017, Mona was re-elected in October 2019 and was appointed as Minister of Middle-Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance.
Mona has always believed that she can best serve her community by getting involved and taking action. Her expertise covers the areas of health care, education, job creation, and francophone affairs.
Prior to being elected, Mona 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.
Mona is focused on making life more affordable for Canadians, protecting the environment, and helping businesses prosper. She is a strong advocate for linguistic duality and always searches for the right balance between prosperity and social justice.
As a mother of three, University of Ottawa graduate, community leader, and entrepreneur, Mona knows that it is important to come together with an ambitious plan to build stronger and better communities while growing the middle class.