Ted McMeekin was re-elected into the riding of Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale in 2011 for a fourth consecutive term. He was appointed Minister of Community and Social Services in February 2013. Previously, he served as Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Minister of Consumer and Business Services.
Ted has a long history of community service. He served as Mayor of Flamborough from 1994-2000 and Hamilton City Councillor from 1977-1981. As MPP for the riding of Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, Ted has been a powerful advocate for seniors, children with special needs, farm risk-management programs, strategic infrastructure investment and our local environment.
Ted is a driven volunteer. He has worked to make a difference with many local organizations including the Hamilton Mental Health Association, Wesley Urban Ministries, the Five Oaks Christian Workers Centre, the Circle of Friends and Operation Lifeline. Ted served as President of both the Hamilton and Burlington YMCA and the Hamilton-Wentworth Lung Association. He has acted as an overseas volunteer, a church youth group leader and a baseball and soccer coach.