Judi Longfield has been serving the residents of her area for more than 13 years, first as the West Ward councilor for Whitby (1991 to 1997) and then as the Member of Parliament for Whitby—Ajax (1997 to present).
She was worked quietly and effectively for the residents she is so proud to represent. Mrs. Longfield has been successful in bringing much needed infrastructure dollars to her communities and she and her very experienced staff have helped thousands of individuals with their problems and concerns.
Soon after she was elected in 1997, she was named Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour. At the completion of that assignment, she was appointed Chair of the Standing Committee for Human Recourses Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
She is currently the Chair of the Liaison Committee and Chair of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. She also is a permanent member of the Procedures and House Affairs Committee.
Mrs. Longfield was recently named by Prime Minister Paul Martin to represent Canada as the Canadian Chair of the Canada United States Permanent Joint Board of Defense. She is a member of the Board of Internal Economy and is an active Member of an Advisory Committee to the Minister of Veterans Affairs.