The Honourable Ted McMeekin
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Ted McMeekin was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. He was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2000 as the MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Aldershot. He was re-elected in 2003. McMeekin was then elected as the MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale in 2007, and re-elected in 2011 and 2014.
McMeekin was appointed as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing in June 2014. Prior to this, he served as Minister of Community and Social Services, Minister of Government Services, Minister of Consumer Services and Minister of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs.
A committed community volunteer, McMeekin has a special interest in issues related to poverty, social justice, environmental vigilance, advancing post-secondary education, children and adults with special needs, and social housing.
McMeekin has worked as the director of two international work camps and as an overseas volunteer. He has provided leadership to several local organizations including his local Mental Health Association, the Circle of Friends, Operation Lifeline, the Five Oaks Christian Workers Centre, and has volunteered as a youth group leader, baseball and soccer coach.
A graduate of Mohawk College, McMaster and Wilfrid Laurier Universities, McMeekin has received Lifetime Achievement awards from both McMaster and WLU, and won the first Friend of Mohawk College award. He has also received the Friend of Youth Award from Waterdown District High School.
Before entering provincial politics, McMeekin served two terms as a Hamilton City Councillor and two terms as Mayor of the Town of Flamborough.
He lives in Waterdown, Ontario with his wife, Dr. Barbara McMeekin, who works as a family physician. They have three adult daughters.