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Ron McKinnon, working hard for you in Coquitlam–Port Coquitlam
Ron McKinnon, a long-time Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam community member, was elected to the House of Commons to represent Coquitlam – Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, on October 19, 2015.
Passionate about promoting and protecting human rights both at home and abroad, Ron has been an active member in the local chapter of Amnesty International for many years. Following his election, Mr. McKinnon was appointed as a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights and the Standing Committee on Health.
Ron is keenly interested in his community’s cultural scene, and served as Director and Vice President of the Evergreen Cultural Centre Society – a community arts and cultural activities organization – responsible for operating Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre.
Holding true to his promise, Ron champions his constituents concerns in Ottawa. In May 2017 Ron’s Private Member’s Bill, The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act, became law.
As a successful business owner and computer systems analyst, Ron provided document management systems consulting and development services to major firms in Canada, the US, and overseas. In the 1970s, he also worked as a meteorological technician for Environment Canada’s Atmospheric Environment Service.
Ron has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, and an honours diploma in Computer Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He is married to Christine and has two daughters, Sarah and Katherine.