Our Father in Heaven, blessed be Your Holy Name. Thank You for the life of MPP Belinda Karahalios and for her faith. Lord, I thank You that You have given her a heart to serve and to care for people. I ask Lord, that You would continue to lead and guide her and fill her with Your wisdom as she serves the Cambridge Community and our Province as a whole. Bless her husband Jim and their marriage with an outpouring of Your perfect love. In the name of Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit, amen.
Belinda Karahalios was elected as the riding representative for Cambridge during the most recent election 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. « That did it for me, » she said. « I definitely was not of that ilk. »
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.