Lois Brown, the nominated candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada in Newmarket-Aurora, is a tireless and exemplary community leader with extensive and effective political experience, including serving two terms as MP in the House of Commons from 2008 to 2015.
She is highly regarded by supporters and opponents alike as a genuine, roll-her-sleeves-up hard worker, laser-focused on getting done what needs to get done, in the riding, across the country and around the globe.
Long before becoming involved in politics Lois Brown was fully committed to and actively engaged in the community of Newmarket-Aurora. She and her husband Kelvin founded and continue to operate a successful small business helping those who have suffered work disabilities to regain their health, improve their hope, achieve job recovery or job reassessment, and get back to living productive lives. She is an executive member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Queen’s York Rangers Regimental Council, North Newmarket Lions Club, Aurora Historical Society and Operation Red Nose Safe Driving Program. Lois also lends her expertise as a Director for two non-profit organizations assisting those less fortunate living in Africa.
In her personal life Lois is an accomplished musician, holding an ARCT degree from the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music and regularly performs with many notable groups including the York Regional Police Chorus and Take Note, helping raise much needed funds for local charities.
Experienced, hard-working and 100% community engaged.
Your vote for Lois Brown will ensure that residents of Newmarket-Aurora are sending a strong voice and a strong leader to Ottawa to best serve you, your priorities and your issues.
- As Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development from 2011 to 2015, Lois represented our nation on the world stage and played a direct role to have Canada recognized as a world leader in maternal and newborn health.
- In 2014 she co-chaired the Prime Minister’s summit, held in Toronto, “Saving Every Woman Every Child” on maternal, newborn and child health. The summit featured world leaders including Melinda Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Director-General Dr. Margaret Wong of the World Health Organization, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
- As a Parliamentarian she was appointed to the Red Tape Reduction Commission which criss-crossed Canada hearing testimony on reducing small business red-tape regulatory burdens to make small business ownership easier to start and more likely to achieve success.
- She was also Vice Chair of the Conservative Auto Caucus and spearheaded an initiative helping preserve the Canadian automotive manufacturing sector as a global world manufacturer.
- She served extensively on standing committees for Transportation & Infrastructure, Foreign Affairs, and International Development.
- While MP Lois oversaw the direction of tens of millions of dollars into her riding of Newmarket-Aurora and successfully facilitated the completion of many community projects such as the Newmarket Riverwalk Commons, Newmarket Operations Centre, Newmarket Public Library Collaborative, and Aurora GO Bridge.