Our God and Lord, we thank you that the many challenges of Honourable Minister Fullerton’s work are met with the best interest and highest safety standards for the people of Ontario. We pray for the elderly in their physical, emotional and social struggles, for their families and care-givers. We ask for wisdom and grace in the process of working with the private sector, the public sector- cities and towns, and other agencies involved in long-term care across the many regions of Ontario. We ask that Minister Fullerton enjoys a spirit of hope as the pandemic is becoming more contained through the vaccination process and public health protocols. We are grateful that you help her to bring about positive change and thereby leave a strong legacy for Ontario. We pray a blessing on her family and on others who provide her with strong emotional and moral support. Amen.
Dr. Merrilee Fullerton is the MPP for Kanata-Carleton. In June 2019, she was asked by Ontario Premier Doug Ford to serve as Minister for Long-Term Care. Her ministerial responsibilities also include a seat at the Treasury Board Committee of Cabinet. Having graduated from the University of Ottawa Medical School, Merrilee practiced locally, first serving out of the Carleton Place Hospital and then as a family physician at Med-Team Clinic in Kanata. Dr. Fullerton has been very active in professional medical associations and local health care organizations, including advisory roles with both the Ontario Medical Association and Canadian Medical Association, and membership in the City of Ottawa Board of Health and the local LHIN serving Ottawa and area. Merrilee is a wife and mother, raising her three children in Kanata her husband of 34 years.