Biography : Kevin Flynn

Kevin Flynn

Kevin Flynn

Minister of Labour

MPP Oakville

Political Career

  • Minister of Labour, March 2014 – present
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure, February 2013 – March 2014
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation, February 2013 – March 2014
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, November 2011 – February 2013, September 2009 – January 2010
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education, January 2010 – November 2011
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment, October 2007 – September 2009
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, September 2006 – September 2007
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal, March 2006 – September 2006
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour, February 2004 – March 2006
  • Town Councillor, Oakville for 18 years
  • Regional Councillor, Halton

Education

  • MBA, Athabasca University

Personal and Family Life

  • Married (Janice) with a son, Nigel

Memberships and Associations

  • President, Halton Children’s Aid Society
  • Mentor, Big Brothers
  • Coach, minor sports

Honours & Awards

  • Halton Conservation Award of Excellence, 2007

Executive Biography

Kevin Flynn was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003 as the MPP for Oakville. He was re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2014.

Flynn is currently serving as the Minister of Labour. He has also been Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation, the Minister of Infrastructure, the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, the Minister of Education, the Minister of Energy, the Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal and the Minister of Labour. In the latter role, he helped lead the provincial consultation process for Bill 211, which ended mandatory retirement in Ontario.

Prior to his election, Flynn owned an Oakville-based business, while serving as an Oakville town and Halton Regional Councillor for more than 18 years, and winning six consecutive elections. He has always been active in the community, as President of the Halton Children’s Aid Society, a mentor in the Big Brothers program and a coach of minor sports.

Flynn has been a champion for seeing Oakville preserve as much of its remaining, precious green space as possible. But he also understands bottom lines, the impact of high taxes on small business and the difficulties of operating a business in a changing economic climate. As a result of his environmental work, Flynn was awarded the 2007 Halton Conservation Award of Excellence.

Flynn and his wife, Janice, have one son, Nigel.

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