Monday, November 16, 2015 4:30 pm ·  4 Comments
On November 14, John Oliver was sworn in as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Oakville. Surrounded by his extended family and dozens of supporters, Mr. Oliver took the oath of allegiance in the Commonwealth Room of the Centre Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
“Today, I am filled with tremendous feelings of gratitude, duty and obligation. To my family, I want to express my enormous gratitude for their support over the course of the campaign. I am also very grateful to the campaign team and their many, many hours of effort,” said Mr. Oliver after the ceremony. “While the oath is sworn to the Queen, my fundamental purpose is to serve the people of Oakville, and to them I feel a powerful sense of duty and obligation.”
“There is a very positive and enthusiastic attitude in Ottawa as a result of the strong mandate for change that Canadians chose on October 19,” continued Mr. Oliver. “I am very excited to be a part of this change. I look forward to representing my constituency in the next session of Parliament, which begins on December 3.”
Mr. Oliver was elected as the Member of Parliament for Oakville on October 19, 2015. Previously, he was the President and CEO of Halton Healthcare Services and was the driving force behind the new, state-of-the-art, $2.7B hospital that will open to the public in December. Oliver is a life-long Ontario resident who has lived in Oakville for more than 20 years. Married and the father of three children, Mr. Oliver holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and a Master’s degree in Health Sciences Administration from the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (FCPA) and a recipient in 2013 of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to Canada.