Dear Lord Jesus, we thank you today for Belinda and the office In which you have placed her. May you guide her and lead her with your righteous right hand. May she know the goodness of God as she serves the people of Cambridge. Give her strength and courage to lead in these days. Bless the work she does and her family. We pray in Jesus name, Amen!
Belinda Karahalios was elected as the riding representative for Cambridge in June 2018. She has been politically active for years, having volunteered in the campaigns of federal and provincial Conservatives since she was 18. Karahalios grew up in Mississauga, the child of immigrants. Her dad came to Canada from Trinidad as a young man, got an education and had a successful career in investments; her mom is from Portugal. She studied biological anthropology at the University of Toronto, with plans to work in pathology or forensics. But sitting in on her first autopsy convinced her that wasn’t the career for her. Instead, she held various jobs in medical fields, working in sales and patient support, education and advocacy for drug companies and for the Ontario branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada.