Member of parliament for Orléans
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Marie-France Lalonde was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Orléans in 2019 and was re-elected on September 20th, 2021.
She currently serves as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, after serving as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages.
She is a member of the Standing Committee on National Defence and the Special Committee on the Canada-People’s Republic of China Relationship and previously of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration and the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Standing Committee on Official Languages, as well as the Chair of the Canada-France Inter-Parliamentary Association.
Ms. Lalonde’s career in politics began when she was elected to the Ontario Legislative Assembly as the member for Ottawa—Orléans in 2014. During her five years at Queen’s Park, she served as Minister of Government and Consumer Services, and later as Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services and Minister of Francophone Affairs.
Ms. Lalonde holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Quebec in Hull and has worked for more than a decade in the care sector including the Children’s Aid Society and the Ottawa Hospital before becoming co-owner and general manager of a retirement residence for seniors, the Portobello Manor in Orléans.
For over 8 years Ms. Lalonde held senior management positions in the retirement sector including Senior Executive Director of Operation and Regional Director of Marketing and Sales.
She was awarded the 2010 New Business of the Year Award from the Orléans Chamber of Commerce for her work as co-owner and Executive Director of Portobello Manor.
She has lived in Orléans since 1999 with her husband Alvaro and their daughter Monica.