Chief of the Conservative Party of Canada, His purpose is to get the economy back on the path to protect Canada’s future. This is the anecdote of how Erin took off from flying on Royal Canadian Air Force Choppers to Parliament.
Origins: Town of Bowmanville
Erin O’Toole, the eldest of five, was born in Montreal in 1973. His Dad worked for General Motors and his Mom studied to achieve a teaching profession. A transfer brought the household to Bowmanville, Ontario where Erin grew up.
When he was nine, Erin dreadfully lost his mother to breast cancer. It was this experience that enlightened him on the significance of bringing about the best of what you’ve got and who you are, and to never give anything less than your all. Erin’s father remarried and they educated their five children to work hard, help their neighbors, and care deeply about their community and country.
12 Years of Noteworthy Military Service
Erin enrolled in the Royal Military College of Canada at 18 and came to be an officer for the Royal Canadian Air Force at 22. He did fundamental training in Chilliwack, got his wings in Winnipeg, and was then established in Shearwater, Nova Scotia.
Erin then devoured his twenties flying on search and rescue missions and naval support operations with 423 Squadron. He rose the military importance to Captain and was bestowed both the Canadian Forces Decoration and the Sikorsky Helicopter Rescue Award for rescuing an injured fisherman at sea.
Erin’s military service infused in him the courage to always see a mission through.
A Classic Canadian Love Story
It was at a Mooseheads game in Halifax that Erin met Rebecca in 1998. Rebecca was his final first date. They’ve existed at each other’s side ever since and presently celebrate over twenty years of relationship and have two children, Mollie and Jack
“We went on our first date to Tom’s Little Havana. We were dancing by the end of the night to “True” by Spandau Ballet, which was our first dance at our wedding.” His quote
Not Your Typical Career Politician
In his thirties, Erin evolved into an administrator in the business sector, honing his skills in advocacy and the law and connecting with administrators across industries. Erin’s time was consumed operating in business and demonstrated the significant roles of entrepreneurs and small industry proprietors in creating jobs.
“We don’t need a typical career politician, but someone who can take charge and return the country to prosperity. We need a leader that is proud of our industries and understands them.” His Quote
The Heart Is Where Family Is: Canadians Mass
Family and employment to others are the justifications Erin gets up every day. He’s volunteered with the Royal Canadian Legion and the Rotary Club. He’s assisted in creating the Clarington Youth and Community Leadership Programme and raised funds to build schools in Africa. He was also a founding member of the Board of Directors of philanthropy to benefit veterans. The True Patriot Love Foundation, for which he has worked to raise millions of dollars.
Rising The Ranks
Gaining a victory in the by-election of Durham saw Erin’s entrance into Parliament in 2012. From there, he was elected the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade and then came to be the Minister of Veterans Affairs in 2015. Erin pertained to his military background to enhance assistance and relations for Canada’s veterans.
A Promise To Represent All Canadians
Just as he had before, Erin amped up to serve his country once again when he was elected Leader of Canada’s Conservatives in 2020.
“Above all, I will fight for all the forgotten, those people who get up early to feed their families. The men and women who work hard and are proud to work. They can count on me.”
Erin’s Mission To Get The Economy Back On Track
Erin understands that working Canadians are in danger of being left behind by the existing Liberal government and that the path we choose to take in our economic comeback will be felt in the years to come. He knows a robust economic plan is a route to success, putting Canadian workers and job creation at its center.
Leading, Leader, Future.
Erin wasn’t brought up to be a politician, but he’s constantly been a leader. Now, at a time when Canada needs a government that prepares on with the job and guides from the front, Erin is ready to fulfill.
‘I’m here to fight for the well-being of Canadians across the country.’ – Erin O’Toole